Improfest Vol. 2

ImproFest Vol. 2

14th to 17th of July 2022

On the 13-17 of July the 2 Danish collectives, The Community and SunShip present SHARE ImproFest for the second year.

Last time it was a blast of an impro party and our ambitions have only increased since.

We are eager to explore the possibilities to present free improvised music to a festive and new audience in a form and manner that will make them have a party they won’t forget without compromising the integrity of the music.

The participating musicians have rehearsals and concerts in new constellations each day and we strongly encourage each ensemble to think of how to present their music in the most inclusive way.

After the concerts each night there will be curated jam sessions inviting local musicians to join the fun.

The SHARE ImproFest is a part of Aarhus jazz festival and was quite successful audience-wise last year and we hope to attract even more people this year. The whole thing will be kicked off on Wednesday 13th with a concert of Horse Orchestra from Copenhagen who is a unique Scandinavian group playing the weirdest and most happening kind of jazz imaginable.

The participants will be a mix of local musicians, core collectives of the European SHARE project and invites from other collectives interested in the network of SHARE adding up to a group of 20 professional improvisers from 6 or more different countries.

 

 

What is the program* ? 

Wednesday 13/7

20.00-23.00 : Concert, Horse Orchestra – Facebook Event

23.00-24.00 : Jam session

 

Thursday 14/7

10.00-12.00 : Group rehearsal

13.00-14.00 : 2 Solo concerts

14.00-16.00 : Group rehearsal

20.00-23.00 : SHARE concerts, w. combos

23.00-24.00 : Jam session

 

Friday 15/7

10.00-12.00 : Group rehearsal

13.00-14.00 : 2 Solo concerts

14.00-16.00 : Group rehearsal

16.00-18.00 : Artist talk

20.00-23.00 : SHARE concerts, w. combos

23.00-24.00 : Jam session

 

Saturday 16/7

10.00-12.00 : Group rehearsal

13.00-14.00 : 2 Solo concerts

14.00-16.00 : Group rehearsal

20.00-23.00 : SHARE concerts, w. combos

23.00-24.00 : Jam session

 

*This program is subject to change within the duration

 

Who are the participants ?

20 professional improvisers from 6 or more different countries.

 

Philipp Edent (DE) – Piano

Database profil

Malwina Kołodziejczyk (PL) – Saxophone

Maria do Mar Lopes (PT) – Violin

Database profil

Paulina Owczarek (PL) – Saxophone

Database profil

Mette Hommel (DK) – Flute

Nanna Schannong (DK) – Guitar & Vocal

 

Elisabetta Lanfredini (IT/DE) – Vocal

Jorge Nuno (PT) – Guitar

Database Profil

 

Christian Windfeld (DK) – Percussion / Drums

 

Laura Zöschg (DE) – Vocal & Flute

Beatriz Gijon (ES) – Piano

Database Profil

 

 

More information on the Facebook Event

 

 

Let’s recall the last edition with the pictures – [More on the FLICKR]


 

The event 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 info@shareimpro.eu or by using the contact form.

 


Photos of the MIA improvisada festival

MIA festival (REVIEW)

Photo of the MIA Festival Atouguia Da Baleia

 

THE MEETING OF IMPROVISED MUSIC of ATOUGUIA DA BALEA (REVIEW)

From 9th to 12th of June

 

Acknowledgment to the participants of the MIA festival by the collective organizer Zpoluras on MIA festival website :

"Acknowledgment"

 

Pictures of the festival

Some of the Pictures of the MIA 2022 by José Félix da Costa

 

They talked about the festival - [in portuguese]

Paulo Chagas interview at the 102 FM Radio : Facebook Live Link

 

"MIA - Encontro de Música Improvisada de Atouguia da Baleia, Sempre uma surpresa", an article by Nuno Catarino for jazz.pt.

"MIA: Atouguia da Baleia vai receber em Junho novo “congresso dos improvisadores”, an article by : Rui Eduardo Paes

"Uma grande festa, a Oeste, chamada MIA", an article by : Rui Eduardo Paes

 

 

See you next year !

 

The workshop was organized by Zpoluras 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 info@shareimpro.eu or by using the contact form.


MIA festival

MIA Festival

MIA festival

THE MEETING OF IMPROVISED MUSIC of ATOUGUIA DA BALEA (MIA) !

From 9th to 12th of June

 

What is the MIA festival ?

FESTIVAL OF IMPROVISED MUSIC

MIA is an event organized around artistic and pedagogical aspects of musical experimentation and innovation, guided by cooperation and sharing between creative artists.

«If today we can say that there is an effective community of improvisers in Portugal, whether they are connected to jazz or take more “exploratory” routes, this is due, in large part, to the existence of an event like MIA (…) it is as if it were an improvisers’ congress, in which people of the most varied levels of creative experience and also instrumental mastery, have the opportunity to establish cooperation.» (Rui Eduardo Paes – Jazz.pt)

«Portugal’s Música Improvisada de Atouguia da Baleia (MIA) is like few other festivals. Part music camp, part improvisational showcase and part concert series, this year’s 10th anniversary edition brought together about 100 musicians for 14 official concerts, 24 Grupos Sorteados (GS), or randomly selected group sets, plus workshops, unique large ensembles, conduction finales and late-night jam sessions.» (Ken Waxman – Jazzword)

 

This year it would be its 13th edition still taking place in the beautiful place of Atouguia Da Balea in PORTUGAL

 

For 2022 :

This year, workshop, concerts, aperitif concerts and Jam sessions are planned. The collective organiser :  Zpoluras has invited musicians and dancers from Portugal and from other parts of Europe to participate.

Visit the website of the event : MIA FESTIVAL

 

Below, the program for each day of the MIA festival :

 

Discover the festival with videos and pictures

The collective Zpoluras has shared on its Youtube Channel many videos taking during the past editions of the festival.

 

Here also some pictures of the edition of 2017 and 2021 :

  

 

MIA Festival is active on social media

Facebook : @mia.improvisada

Website : mia-festival.pt

Instagram : @mia.improvisada

 

Voir cette publication sur Instagram

 

Une publication partagée par Mia (@mia.improvisada)

 

The workshop is organized by Zpoluras 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 info@shareimpro.eu or by using the contact form.

 


THE FREE FLOW FESTIVAL #11

FREE FLOW FESTIVAL #11

27th to 29th of May 2022

 

This event is organized by Cricket productions, Muzic Plus, Resilienza, Corpi Narranti as part of share impro.

The eleventh edition of the Free Flow Festival – in collaboration with the SHARE project co-financed by the European Community – reflects and enhances the characteristics of the the new international creative music, in which sounds, structures and pathos define in real time the essence of what is being created.

In this edition we will experience the combination of dance and improvisation, we will talk about production and distribution of creative and no commercial music, we will build a Southern Italy’s ephemeral musical instrument and will involve autistic children and yoga practitioners in musical improvisations.

Where there is sound, there is music.

Where there is creativity, there is evolution.

Below, a link to a recorded live of a sunset concert that took place during the Fest Flow Festival of 2021 : Facebook live, 22nd of May 2022 : https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?ref=watch_permalink&v=304430627902438

 

Program of the festival

Discover the Free Flow Festival program, the events are open to everyone. The entrance is free.

Friday 27th of May

At the Resilienza viale Giovanni XXIII 201/203 Bitonto

Workshops FFF
Workshop by Angela Calia

5.30pm 8pm Improvisation workshop
“Creative body_Laboratory of movement and creation” conducted by Angela Calia.

A movement and creation workshop based on body awareness and creative composition practices. The specific focus of the experience is to experience one’s ability to perceive, create and communicate with the body in relation to music.

 

9pm  Midnight Concerts and random groups

 

 

Saturday May 28th

In Pro.Loco p.za Repubblica 11 Altamura

Workshop by Domenico Acquaviva

10am – 12am Professionalization workshop
Handcrafted construction of “Cubba Cubb” ephemeral instrument of the Lucanian tradition leaded by Domenico Acquaviva

 

12.15am – 12.45am Aperitif Concert
“Murgia Sounds”
return of the workshop
spontaniuos duo/trio

 

 

 

 

In Agorateca via Stefano Lorusso 1, Altamura

4.30pm – 5.30pm Conference
“Thinking about creative music in the digital age: sharing, platforms and music
communities with:
Stefano Spataro “Hysm?” independent label Italy
Nicolas Souchal “LFDS” independent French label
Carlos Canão “Zpoluras Archives” independent label Portugal
Vito Basile Muzic Plus impromusic collective

6om – 8pm Concerts and random groups

 

Sunday May 29th

Agorateca via Stefano Lorusso 1, Altamura

9am  10am Collective Practice
Yoga & Meditation meet Improvisation leaded by Carlos Canão

10.30am  12.30am Cultural Action
Music & Autism: “Improvisation as a nonformal method that aims to strengthen nonverbal communication” by Savino Ciciolla president of the association “Autism Friendly Altamura”, in collaboration with the guest musicians of the Free Flow Fest_SHARE.

 

 

 

Who are the participants ?

For the occasion, 17 italian improvisors and 5 improvisors from others european countries.

 

Angela Calia – Body, dance

Database profil

Carlo Mascolo – Extended trombone

Database profil

Carlos Canão – Gong, yoga percussions

Database profil

Domenico Acquaviva  – Cupa cupa, electric bass

 

Eufemia Mascolo – Double bass, tibetan bells

Federico Ancona – Flute

Francesco Fornarelli – Piano

Database profil

Gaetano Corallo – Soprano sax

Marco Pittau– Trumpets, prepared trumpets

Martin Debřička– Saxophone

Michele Lomuto – Trombone

Database profil

Nicolas Souchal – Trumpet

Database profil

Pablo Montagne Classic & electric guitar

 

Pino Colonna – Flutes, ciaramella, chalumeau

Savino Ciciolla – Alto sax

Sem Devigus – Drums

Stefano Spataro – Drums

Tanja Schlander – Guitar

Database profil

Vito Basile – Electric bass
Database profil

Walter Di Serio – Acoustic and electric guitar

 

FACEBOOK of the FFF

 

This event is organized by Cricket productions, Muzic Plus, Resilienza, Corpi Narranti as part of 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 info@shareimpro.eu or by using the contact form.


SPIME #8 - An experimenting place and discovery...

SPIME #8

18th to 21th of May 2022

 

SPIME is an artistic event, a experimenting place and discovery, aimed to connect improvised music collectives. It’s a laboratory, an unsual place based around practices, exchanges and case studies based on the improvised music and a collaborative creation.

Usually organised in Arcueil in Anis Gras – Le lieu de l’Autre, the event SPIME is coming for its 8th edition this year in Lyon, in partnership with the Friche artistique Lamartine, a place of artistic creation and cultural cooperation.

This event is organized by Le Fondeur de Son and Anis Gras – Le lieu de l’Autre.

 

Photos credits : Léa Chorot

Public concerts and Jam session

Friday 20/05 & Saturday 21/05

Friday and Saturday, you will have the opportunity to come and listen to the concerts and the Jam session* : Concerts (both days) at 7pm, and a Jam session (on friday) at 9pm…

…in La Friche Lamartine :
Villa Pionchon
11 rue Claudius Pionchon
69003 Lyon.

 

Price of the concert : 5€ (icluding the membership of La Friche Lamartine). Buy ticket on site or online : HERE.

* The Jam session is open to everyone to participate, play, dance, sing etc. !

Photo credits : Léa Chorot

 

Who are the participants ?

For the occasion, 21 improvisors will come.

9 of them are members of the collectif LE FONDEUR DE SON and the 12 others are invited to come :

 

Invited Improvisors

Michal Wróblewski – Saxophone alto

Database profil

Jonas Gerigk – Double Bass

Database profil

Agnes Distelberger– Dance

Database profil

Andrej Fon – Multi-instrumentalist

Christian Rollet – Percussions

Undae – Electronics

Bandcamp

Elena Waclawiczek – Dance

Database profil

Julien Belon – Electro acoustic

Baptiste De frémont – Guitar

Pierre-Yvan Blondet – Electronics

Jonathan Aardestrup – Double Bass

Database profil

Uygur Vural – Cello

Database profil

 

From LE FONDEUR DE SON

(All of the members of the collective created their profil on the share database, as well as the collective itself. The database is in open access, so feel free to take a look -> DATABASE : Improvisors Without Borders )

François Mellan – Sousaphone

Database profil

Jessico Saulou – Electronics

Database profil

Julien Catherine – Percussions

Database profil

Nicolas Souchal – Trumpet

Database profil

Niels Mestre – Guitar

Database profil

Yoram Rosilio – Double bass

Database profil

Olivia Scemama – Bass
Database profil

Florent Dupuit – Saxophone

Database profil

Jérôme Fouquet – Double bass

Database profil

Photos credits Alexandre Alloul

 

READ MORE ABOUT THE EVENT (In french)

READ MORE ABOUT THE EVENT (In english)

FACEBOOK EVENT

 

The event is organized by Le Fondeur de Son & Anis Gras – Le lieu de l’Autre in partnership with La Friche Lamartine, 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 info@shareimpro.eu or by using the contact form.


Musical Meeting for European Improvisors (MMEI)

MUSICAL MEETING FOR EUROPEAN IMPROVISORS (MMEI) IS COMING BACK !

From 13th to 17th of April 2022

 

What is MMEI (Musical Meetings for European Improvisers) ?

PEER-TO-PEER LEARNING

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

https://jacobanderskov.dk

 

Mija Milowitch & Oliver Laumann – GUEST

https://improforasyl.com

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Maria Radich (PT)Vocals

Discogs

Pom Bouvier B. (FR) – Electronics

SoundcloudWebsite

Delphine Joussein (FR) – Flute

Nout Band WebsiteBoolvar Band Website

Michal Wroblewski (CZ) – Saxophone

SoundcloudYoutube

Jonas Gerigk – Double bass (DE)

YoutubeWebsite

Tanja Schlander (DK) – Voc

Soundcloud

Giannis Arapis (GR) – guitar

Paolo Pascolo (IT) – Flutes

Soundcloud

Marco Fiorini (IT) – Guitar

Jonathan Aardestrup (DK) – Double bass

SoundcloudYoutube

 

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 info@shareimpro.eu or by using the contact form.

 


Impro’ for dummies

Impro’ for dummies

What do you think of when you hear the term “improvised music”? For seasoned ears, it sounds like a constellation of artists, beyond jazz. For others, it may be the fear of the discordant, the bizarre, the unheard of.
To satisfy your curiosity, two guests share here their vision of this musical genre, its history, the relationship to the world it induces. They also propose you some listening, to hear this world we are talking about“.
Radio Campus Tour turns the microphone over to Yoram Rosilio, double bass player, composer, from the collective Le Fondeur de son (Paris) and other groups, and Jonathan Aardestrup, double bass player from the collective The Community (Copenhagen) and member of The Way Out. They come back on what is improvised music for them and underline the motivations of SHARE project.
Both Artistic Directors of SHARE project, they have organized several improvisation meetings in Europe, and dream of a European network of improvisers.
You can listen to the interview and the specially selected playlist here:

Impro’ for dummies – Les musiques créatives pour les nuls

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SHARE ImproFest

SHARE ImproFest

This short film shows the energetic and passionate meeting between improvising musicians from Aarhus and international participants from Europe. The SHARE improfest took place in Aarhus and was a new collaboration between the musicians’ collective The Community and Sun Ship, the Aarhus concert association which has presented experimental frontier-seeking music since 2003.

For the Improfest the Swedish improvisation collective FRIM was invited along with partners from the SHARE project to meet and create music on the spot for 4 days and each night presenting high quality impro music to an engaged and surprised audience.

Concerts were spread over various locations and studios at Sydhavnen in Aarhus, including Frontløberne, Feedback studiet, several art studios, Lowly and the Soulitate Chaibar.

 


SHARE Impro Flickr - the photos of SHARE improv meetings

 

Discover the photo albums of the SHARE events

 

These are photos from some improv meetings organized within the framework of the SHARE project (mainly in Portugal, Denmark, France, Italy, Czech Republic).
The photo albums are regularly updated, so don’t hesitate to follow us to discover the new photos posted!

→ SHARE Impro Flickr ←

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Musical Meeting for European Improvisors (MMEI)

PEER-TO-PEER LEARNING

Musical Meeting for European Improvisors (MMEI) was a 5 day workshop for musicians working in the fields of improvised music and composition. The workshop was based on peer to peer learning and all the participants were facilitating a session in which they shared some of their concepts and ideas related to composition and improvisation. This teaser gives a quick insight in the workshop.

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