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

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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

Other Voices, Other Rooms

Vocal improvisation and reflection

16. – 18. March 2018, Facilitator: Marianne Schuppe

The voice, with its ability to move fluently between sound, word and tone, and all its associated semantic grades and spaces, faces us with very specific choices.weiterlesen

Improvising the Oriental Way – Practical Introduction to Makam Basics

Practical Introduction to Makam Basics

3. – 4. March 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.
We will improvise together, starting with just a few notes and then, following the rules of the respective makam, broaden the range. By doing this, we will develop new ideas of how to use the whole range of our scale and/or instrument and explore the richness of even single notes. weiterlesen

voice lab

The voice as a sound instrument – the instrument as a voice

12. – 14. Januar 2018, Facilitator: Ute Wassermann


In this workshop participants experience their voice as a versatile, extreme and personal sound instrument based on a vocal warm up with breathing- and articulation exercises. We develop a personalized catalogue of experimental vocal expressions which will be used in perfomance & improvisation. Various improvisational games, concepts and conducting gestures will be introduced which can be used to create solo, duetts … ensemble pieces.weiterlesen