Improvisation Workshop

Joëlle Léandre


Submission period

Tue Apr 12 at 04AM UTC

End of submission period

Mon May 30 at 10:59PM UTC

Results date

Mon Jun 6 at 04PM UTC

Entry or Course Fee

Participation fee 300 €
Organised by Casa della Musica San Michele and BlueRing Improvisers

Course: 02-06 July 2022
Submission Period: 11th April - 30th May 2022
Results: 6th June 2022

The workshop is addressed to all musicians (instrumentalists and singers) interested in free improvisation, active in any musical field, of any technical, stylistic and idiomatic background, of any age and with any kind of training, preferably with a good level of technical-instrumental mastery.

The course will focus on the practice of free improvisation, mainly in small chamber formations; the participants, following Joëlle Léandre’s guidance, will form extemporaneously small variable-geometry ensembles whose improvisations will be the starting point for a shared reflection.

Among the various points of interest of the course will be extemporaneous composition, the relationship between composition and improvisation, the instrumental techniques and relational dynamics used during improvisation, the form and its ongoing management, and political and philosophical themes. The course is generally organised in study days of six hours of improvisation in small groups divided between morning and afternoon.

In addition to the organised lessons, there will be convivial and informal moments in which to talk about the topics that emerge from the meetings in an atmosphere of sharing and mutual listening.

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