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Improvisation in the 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.
Have fun browsing through our program!

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Our Highlights

2023mon30jan(jan 30)10:00fri03feb(feb 3)15:30FeaturedAnd Action! Theater Holiday Course in Winterfor children from 6–9 (gr 1) and 9–12 (gr 2)(january 30) 10:00 - (february 3) 15:30 exploratorium berlin, Studio 2, entrance Dyoung explo:weekend and holiday workshop facilitator: Anna C. Ortmann

Junges explo Ferienworkshop Winterferien

facilitator

Anna C. Ortmann

Zeit/Time

Monday, 30. 01. 2023 | 10:00 - Friday, 03. 02. 2023 | 15:30

Ort/Location

exploratorium berlin, Studio 2, entrance D

Inhalt/Content

Details || Registration form

(The course is held in German language.)

In the five-day vacation intensive workshop, the children playfully develop scenes and characters. Their own stories from fantasy and everyday life are worked on artistically, i.e. with music, language and body.
In the small group constellation, they get to know new children and can reinvent themselves. In the group process, the children find compromises, learn consideration, acceptance and experience the success of a joint presentation at the end.

The workshop is divided in two groups. From 10.00–12.30 it is for the 6–9 year old ones, from 13–15.30 for the 9-12 year old ones. (The 9 year old ones can chose)

The children are accompanied by the actress Anna C. Ortmann.

All current Corona regulations in the exploratorium can be found here. zu finden.

 

2023sat11feb(feb 11)10:30sun12(feb 12)17:30FeaturedEncounters with voicecanceled due to illness!10:30 - 17:30 (12) exploratorium berlin, Studio 1, entrance Clearn:Weekend Workshop facilitator: Christian Wolz

Kurs Christian Wolz, Stimme

facilitator

Christian Wolz

Zeit/Time

Saturday, 11. 02. 2023 | 10:30 - Sunday, 12. 02. 2023 | 17:30

Ort/Location

exploratorium berlin, Studio 1, entrance C

Inhalt/Content

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Continuous course in German language. For more details see German version.

 

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

2023thu16feb20:00FeaturedBLONOVOFigures Erronées (2023)20:00 exploratorium berlin, Studio 1, entrance Cstage:Improvisation International

Zeit/Time

Thursday, 16. 02. 2023 | 20:00

Ort/Location

exploratorium berlin, Studio 1, entrance C

Inhalt/Content

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BLONOVO: Figures Erronées (2023)
Frédéric Blondy (FR): piano
Alex Nowitz (DE): voice, gesture-controlled live-electronics (strophonion)
Sabine Vogel (DE): flute, objects

The German-French trio BLONOVO, founded in Paris in 2014, consists of Frédéric Blondy (piano), Alex Nowitz (voice, live electronics) and Sabine Vogel (flutes). In this constellation, they presented themselves to the public for the first time in 2014 at the Cité Internationale Des Arts in Paris. Now the trio formation presents the new program Figures Erronées. BLONOVO feels committed to the constant expansion of its expressive potential and its instrumental playing possibilities. On the basis of an improvisational practice of precise listening, acting and transforming, Blondy, Nowitz and Vogel focus on the mutual amalgamation of their respective tonal material. One of their methods consists of Nowitz’ vocal-instrumental sound dance practice. Using gesture-controlled live electronics, he not only records his own vocal material, but also other instrumental material at the moment of the performance and plays with it. Sonically and visually surprising results emerge, which challenge our reception habits, often calibrated towards normativity. The program title Figures Erronées alludes to such “crazy, wrong figures”.

 

Admission: 12/10/6 € (normal price/reduced/Berlin-Pass)

The concert will also be streamed live via our YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/exploratoriumberlin

 

All currently valid Corona regulations in the exploratorium can be found here.

2023sat18feb(feb 18)11:00sun19(feb 19)18:00FeaturedImprovisation: in music, dance and elsewhere11:00 - 18:00 (19) exploratorium berlin, Studio 1, entrance Clearn:Weekend Workshop facilitator: Ingo Reulecke, Simon Rose

Lernraum, WS, Rose+Reulecke

facilitator

Ingo Reulecke, Simon Rose

Zeit/Time

Saturday, 18. 02. 2023 | 11:00 - Sunday, 19. 02. 2023 | 18:00

Ort/Location

exploratorium berlin, Studio 1, entrance C

Inhalt/Content

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Simon Rose (baritone saxophone) and Ingo Reulecke (dance) perform in duo and countless other projects. Both are extremely experienced mediators and active in artistic research.

The session is open to musicians and dancers as well as interested people of all disciplines.

We will work on basic key issues like

  • Trust
  • Integration of the body
  • Collaboration
  • Perception
  • Improvisation as an aesthetic practice
  • Intention
  • Process and
  • Aspect of performance

The practice-oriented session will work on embodying these themes and engage with the character of the group. Special knowledge is not required.

We teach in German and English.

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

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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.

 

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