Free space

Improvisation in ensemble

28. – 30. April 2017

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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.



Class time:

Fri 19 – 22 h, Sat 11 – 19 h, Sun 11 – 16 h


120 Euro / 100 Euro
deposit required


Wolfgang Schliemann, (0611) 959 08 43,

or: , (030) 84 72 10 52

Last date of registration 14. April 2017

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