From 13th to 17th of April 2022


What is MMEI (Musical Meetings for European Improvisers) ?


Musical Meeting for European Improvisors (MMEI) is a 5 day workshop for musicians working in the fields of improvised music.

Picture of the last MMEI Musical Meetings for European Improvisers
Photo credits : Laura Harrington Kjeldgaard

6 musicians from Denmark and 6 from the other countries will have a very special chance to develop their professional standpoint through experimenting with peer-to-peer learning in a workshop that consists of a series of presentations which will form the foundation for in-depth work in ensembles.

Speakers from outside are invited, and each participant contributes with a presentation to their ensemble, allowing the workshop to present a wide palette of inspiration, methods and techniques in improvisational music and we organize local concerts to present our new improvised music outside the bigger cities.

MEEI is highly based on the sharing of musical practices, techniques and concepts among the participants, by having each participant lead a session in their ensemble by presenting something from their own practice to the others and collaboratively exploring this in music.
Focus will furthermore be on strengthening the collaboration and network among the partners.

Below, a video of the first MMEI – 18th to 22nd of August 2021 :

Why this project ?

We want to facilitate musical exchange, by letting the participants present some musical element that has their interest to the others.

Photo du MMEI 2021 Denmark
Photo credits : Laura Harrington Kjeldgaard

As examples you could choose improvisational methods/concepts, extended techniques, preparations, open compositions, conducted pieces, scales/tone rows or rhythmical structures, but it could also be presenting specific music that made an impact on your approach to improvising and explaining how you investigate this and adapt it into your own playing. The choice of what content to present is rather free, but obviously everyone has a responsibility for the others to bring something that matters for them and thus could be useful to experience for others.

The presentation can be mostly theoretical or practical as you like and there can be more or less time for experimentation also depending on the content.

Each participant is asked to prepare a session for their ensemble and send us a short text describing this beforehand.




Who are the participants ?

Jacob Anderskov – GUEST


Mija Milowitch & Oliver Laumann – GUEST


Maria Radich (PT)Vocals


Pom Bouvier B. (FR) – Electronics


Delphine Joussein (FR) – Flute

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Michal Wroblewski (CZ) – Saxophone


Jonas Gerigk – Double bass (DE)


Tanja Schlander (DK) – Voc


Giannis Arapis (GR) – guitar

Paolo Pascolo (IT) – Flutes


Marco Fiorini (IT) – Guitar

Jonathan Aardestrup (DK) – Double bass



Tyge Jessen (DK) – Trumpet



What is the program ?

Wednesday 13/4
16.00 – 16.30 Setup instruments
16.30 – 19.00 Sessions in ensembles 1
20.00 – 23.00 Jam sessions and social activities

Thursday 14/4
11.00 – 13.00 Guesttalk by Jacob Anderskov
16.00 – 18.00 Sessions in ensembles 2
21.00 – 23.00 Jam session*

Friday 15/4
11.00 – 13.00 Sessions in ensembles 3
16.00 – 18.00 Sessions in ensembles 4
21.00 – 23.00 Jam session*

Saturday 16/4
11.00 – 13.00 Guesttalk Mija Milovic og Oliver Lauman
15.00 – 17.00 Sessions in ensembles 5
18.30 – 19.30 set up for concerts
21.00 – 23.00 Concerts at Svendborg*

Sunday 17/4
11.00 – 13.00 Sessions in ensembles 6
14.00 – 15.30 Evaluation of the workshoppen


*You are interested to see the participants playing ?

The workshop itself is only for participants, but the concert on Saturday 16th of April at Svendborg and the JAM sessions taking place at Lohals Badehotel, Langeland Denmark are for everyone who want to listen and feel the music on live.

Hope to see you there !


The workshop is organized by The Community and is an element in share, which is a collaboration between 5 European collectives for music and cultural institutions supported by Europe Creative.


You can contact us for more details :

By e-mail or by using the contact form.