Present Time Composition 2 – Form & Textur(e)

20. – 21. October 2018, Facilitator: Alan Bern

Present Time Composition – workshop with Alan Bern

Present Time Composition © (PTC) is a special approach to improvised music developed by Alan Bern. Music created with PTC combines the spontaneity of free jazz with the structural clarity of composed music. weiterlesen

Deep Listening

Extending sound awareness following the practice of Pauline Oliveros

2. – 3. November 2018, Facilitator: Ulrike Lentz

Deep Listening studygroup

Pauline Oliveros (1932–2016) was a pioneer in electronic music and has been a well-known composer and improviser. She developed DEEP LISTENING (DL) against this professional background and founded the DEEP LISTENING INSTITUTE. The aim of the DL practice is to expand the awareness of sound. To develop and/or sensitize this consciousness goes beyond “pure” listening and we want to open up to ourselves as much as we can in each case individually.weiterlesen

Experimental Painting – on paper!

3. – 4. November 2018, Facilitator: Linda Scheckel

Experimentelles Malen – Workshop mit Linda Scheckel

My starting point in visual artistic work is always a spontaneous impulse. This takes and carries me before ordering thoughts can raise objections: a smell, a movement, a fragment of visual, acoustic or other kind. I want to give in to this subjectively perceived part of the world and I want to trick myself before the ifs, ands or buts are coming!

Wind Experience für Bläser

3. – 4. November 2018, Facilitator: Ulrike Lentz

Wind Experience für Holzbläser

“Wind Experience” is a method developed by Ulrike Lentz for woodwind. It enables you to expand the possibilities of playing and expression on your own instrument.weiterlesen

Vocal Adventures

Vocal Workshop on perception and the creative processes of time, tone, noise, melody …

16. – 18. November 2018, Facilitator: Lauren Newton

Lauren Newton works with the participants, based on her experience in various Jazz styles, on extended vocal techniques that go far beyond just song singing. The vocal spectrum becomes more tangible through free improvisation, allowing the vocalist endless possibilities for creating individual and fascinating music.


„The Path Grows Towards The Foot“

Improvisation in Music and Movement

24. – 25. November 2018, Facilitator: Susanne Brian & Frank Fiedler

The ritual of Authentic Movement and Voice offers you a powerful space which invites you to access your creative resources as well as the individual and collective unconscious and facilitates a deep contact to silence.


The Three Questions: A Workshop for Improvisers

30. November 2. December 2018, Facilitator: David Moss

  1. Have you ever thought of playing ………… this?
  2. Do you know what surprised me in your solo?
  3. Could you make this one change in your performance?

Improvising is a combination of muscles, air, passion, mind, timing and instrument (or object or body or voice …).  And our solos are the personal but powerful compositional dances of surprise and desire that can take us in and out of our music. 


Improvisation im „Folk Music-Style“

8. – 9. December 2018, Facilitator: Alan Bern

Improvisation in folk-music style – workshop with Alan Bern

In many folk music traditions, to be able to improvise variations based on simple melodies or harmonies is the mark of the master musician. Trading back-and-forth different ways to vary a melody is one of the great joys of playing with other musicians.weiterlesen

voiceLab – The Voice as Sound Instrument

25. – 27. Januar 2019, Facilitator: Ute Wassermann


In this workshop based on playful exercises in breathing, resonance and articulation, the participants experience their voice as a versatile sound instrument and develop their own catalog of unusual and experimental vocal expressions. weiterlesen