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exploratorium berlin

    • for music and other arts,
    • for professionals & amateurs,
    • for young & old …
    • for educators and scientists
    • for all with curiosity and desire for artistic expeditions

We understand improvisation as a kind of artistic everyday language, which is suitable as an introduction to music making as well as an art form on a high level.

We offer the whole range: concerts, workshops & courses, ensembles, open sessions, discussions and a library.
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january 2021

2021fri08jan(jan 8)18:00sun10(jan 10)18:00FeaturedAmerta Movementfor musicians and movers – as a digital course18:00 - 18:00 (10) exploratorium berlin, Studio 1, entrance Clearn:Weekend Workshop

facilitator

Bettina Mainz, Michael Dick

Zeit/Time

Friday, 08. 01. 2021 | 18:00 - Sunday, 10. 01. 2021 | 18:00

Ort/Location

exploratorium berlin, Studio 1, entrance C

Inhalt/Content

In the feeling of coherence, movement opens up to us as a resonance. Its sound space is a garden built by nature, people and spirit.

We can feel the coherence of the quality, form and character of a movement. Those are a direct expression of the resonance of our sensual participation in the natural, social and spiritual environment.

Perceived movement as resonance carries us far beyond ourselves into the field of communication and interaction.

In this seminar we focus in particular on a distinction between ritual, performance and offering; three ways to approach world across all senses.

This workshop is again open to everyone – including newcomers!

 

Amerta Movement was initiated by the Indonesian movement artist Suprapto Suryodarmo and developed in a 30-year dialogue between western and eastern culture. Rooted in Javanese philosophy and meditation, Amerta Movement is a practice that cultivates sensitivity, openness and presence. Improvisation takes place in a context in which we develop receptivity and awareness of the constellation and composition of the moment.

More about Amerta Movement among others here: www.schule-der-bewegung.net

 

In times of Corona, special rules also apply in the exploratorium, which are summarized here: link

Please note that pre-registration is required for all events due to the limited number of places. The registration form can be found at the bottom of this page.

Why Improvisation?

Improvisation offers the opportunity to invent music, and to do so without notation. Moreover, this form of creativity is special because it takes place in a group setting. Like in a good conversation, the players develop ideas, which they would not have been able to find otherwise, by inspiring each other.

In the exploratorium we focus on so-called free improvisation, which needs neither scales nor harmony or rhythm schemes. The sound as such is the basis of music invention.

Lerning improvising and improvising learning is about collecting experiences in forming music, understanding music „from the inside out“ and getting involved in the musical flow. That requires alertness in every moment and intense listening to the other players as well as to the collective musical process.

Free improvisation means taking responsibility and contributing your own impulses while simultaneously adapting to a collective at any moment. Learning this is learning for life. To experience this in concert means to participate in a special adventure.

 

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The exploratorium berlin
enables:

 

amateurs & musicians

to gain first experiences with improvisation and to establish contacts

 

teachers

to get to know concepts for lively improvisational music making

improvisers

to deepen their own abilities, gain new experiences and get to know new players

musicians & ensembles

to perform, also in collaboration with artists from other fields

curious listeners

to experience concerts from young ensembles or internationally known musicians

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