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

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. 


„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.


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.


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

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!

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

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

Improvising the Oriental Way

Practical Introduction to Makam Basics

6. – 7. October 2018 2018, Facilitator: Tayfun Guttstadt

A Makam, the basic concept of all oriental music, is more than a scale. It includes rules of how to make use of the notes given. When these rules are followed, very different feelings can be created with the same scales or notes.



28. – 30. September 2018, Leitung: Elisabeth Zündel

Workshop in German language. For details see German version.

Dancing Between – Exploration Between Two Poles

14. – 16. September 2018, Facilitator: Minako Seki

workshop with Minako Seki

In the workshop Dancing Between we will do a research on the existence between two poles, two facets that conform our being: remembering and forgetting, intuition and consciousness, front body and back body, standing and walking, black and white, strong and delicate, fast and slow, ying and yang. Or just between two physical points.weiterlesen

Vocal Games

The Voice as an Instrument of Personal Expression

Vocal improvisation for beginners and advanced

7. – 8. Juli 2018, Facilitator: Christian Wolz

The human voice is the most immediate signal for the mental and physical condition of the individual. Therefore, the development of your own vocal possibilities means above all an enrichment and expansion of your own personality.weiterlesen

Flute Vision

Improvisationswerkstatt Querflöte

30. Juni – 1. Juli 2018, facilitator: Klaus Holsten

WS_Flute Vision

Workshop in German language. For details see German version.

Spartenübergreifende Improvisation

Für Improvisierende aus Musik/Stimme, Bewegung/Tanz, Sprache/Text und Bildende Kunst/Performance

22. – 24. June 2018, facilitator: Rainer Stolz


Workshop in German language. For more information see German Version.

Present-Time Composition

9. – 10. June 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

Your Own Time

Awareness in free play, breath, sound and movement

9. – 10. June 2018, facilitators: Caroline Knöbl & Wolfgang Schliemann

When we turn to our own breath and direct our awareness to our physicality while in action, it has an impact on us. It changes the pace and the feeling of life. And if we allow ourselves to play – musically, with sound, tone, movement – and go into contact with other people, we will have our own time experience. weiterlesen

Wege zur Freien Improvisation

1. – 3. June 2018, Facilitator: Matthias Schwabe

Experimenting with various sound sources and own instruments (if available) , intensive listening, interacting with the other musicians and exploring musical structure and form: this is how we find our way to free improvisation. weiterlesen

Klezmer music & Nigunim 1 – The heart of yiddish melody

5. – 6. Mai 2018, Facilitator: Alan Bern

ws_KlezmerToday’s klezmer music goes back to the repertoire of professional, Ashkenazi (Yiddish-speaking) Jews in Eastern Europe. A strongly emotional music, it includes both listening and dance genres. It draws from and gives back to the musical traditions of neighboring cultures. weiterlesen

Improvisation between earth and sky

The five elements of dance improvisation

27. – 29. April 2018, Facilitator: Jean Laurent Sasportes

ws_sasportesThe body as an energy mediator between earth and sky?
Shape, movement, timing, space – and the small flower?
The body as an instrument and the “what”, “when”, “where”, “how”

These terms are explored in a dance workshop that Jean Laurent Sasportes offers in the exploratorium.weiterlesen