Free association in collective improvisation means both the openness in dealing with the sounding and the empathic interaction of people at eye-level: musical-sound/creative and social events are inseparable.
The main focus of the workshop is the sound practice: extensive improvisation in changing small ad-hoc groups enables accuracy in playing. Reflection on this attaches weight to the key themes of the collective work.
In the tension of playing and reflecting, space opens up to the consciousness of the processes which are essential for free improvisation in the ensemble. Sensitivity to each other and collective risk-tolerance are changing themeselves and thus the dynamics of the game.
If necessary, we will experiment with improvisational models, which prescribe formal structures, but not concrete material.
The workshop is aimed at instrumentalists (including vocalists) who have basic improvisational experience and who wish to deepen it in the ensemble.
In this workshop, under the guidance of the instrument maker and music pedagogue Stefan Roszak, simple musical instruments are being built that are similar in all musical cultures around the world (monochords, tube drums and mallets, shakers, metallophones, etc.) and which are especially suitable for being played in groups without instrumental background.weiterlesen
The voice as a sound instrument – the instrument as a voice
06. – 08. January 2017
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. Using various improvisational concepts in space we discover individual voice characters. In addition, the participants will learn various methods of how to develop and present vocal pieces from solo to choral.weiterlesen