Future Music Workshops


Future Music : 2 day experimental music workshop for children

Future Music is a music workshop for children (aged 7-14) to experiment with ways of listening, sound making, collaboration and improvisation.

Previous experience of music making or musical knowledge is not required. All materials will be provided.

The sessions are led by three musicians who are also performing at the festival — Seymour Wright, Billy Steiger and Ute Kanngiesser — and who have been running the workshop with much success at London’s experimental music venue Cafe OTO.

Time: Saturday 20/2 and Sunday 21/2, 10.30 – 12.30

Language: English with Swedish translator


Seymour Wright is a saxophonist and teacher. He has over a decade of experience of using improvisation as part of learning in a variety of educational contexts – from music workshops to university teaching. He has a PhD in Music, that explores the group learning of creative practice. 

Billy Steiger was born in Howth, and now lives in Limehouse. He has played the violin since 1993 (with breaks), and continues to do so in an expanding variety of contexts, countries, and companies. He has taught art and animation to children of all ages and their families at the BFI for the past five years.

Ute Kanngiesser is a German cellist and has lived in London for more than 10 years. She has played music since early childhood, has a background in communication studies (MA School of Education / New York University) and has trained in physical theatre and dance. She has taught at Universities in the US and Germany. And she has run music improvisation workshops for adults. As an improvising cellist she has played internationally with a wide range of musicians, dancers and film makers. Ute is the mother of a 4 year old boy and volunteers at the childrens’ charity Hackney Pirates.