We offer space for endless possibilities
Improvisation in the
- 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.
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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
amateurs & musicians
to gain first experiences with improvisation and to establish contacts
to get to know concepts for lively improvisational music making
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
to experience concerts from young ensembles or internationally known musicians