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Workshop exercises and design - free improvisation in performance

Introduction

Workshop exercises exploring the nature and practice of free improvisation in music and performance. The aim is to create a resource, an archive or `a list` of workshop exercises or session designs employed by `free improvisers` in the workshop situation.  To share your own work or session designs use the form displayed or send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Criteria - the focus here is on exercises that explore free ensemble improvisation as the entity of the action and not to explore concepts or other practices using free improvisation as the methodology, for example,
the following may be excluded from this section,

  • Butch Morris's Conduction,
  • John Zorns Cobra,
  • graphic scores,
  • pieces of work.

Solution: if there is a distinction to be made, or these activities are of value for a disciple whose direction of travel is: free ensemble improvisation made without prior preparation for example `graphic scores` this category should have its own section in the website or maybe better served at another website.

Having said that, it is expected that exercises featuring compositions, scores or referential instructions will appear within this site, we cannot stop this: I suggest we keep there presence proportional.

P Morton

Music - may dominate this presentation but other `practices` are welcome and to be explored e.g. Dance

Support group

This is NOT an active group

Links - The workshops support group for `improvisers`: URL link

Spreadsheet

This is has not been started, it is just an idea.
Linked to: We could use a mind map to display `graphically` workshop types, categories and skills.

Links - A spreadsheet listing & indexing workshop pieces - URL LINK

 

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