This is about contact-free improvisation. But it’s also about remaining in contact via free improv and remaining in contact with free improv.
This blog wishes to further investigate the essence of ‚free‘ improvisation. What is it really about?
Now that we forcedly have to deal with contact-free methods of improvising together – we might miss certain aspects in our playing – and thus gain new insights in essential conditions for improvising we had always taken for granted.
I hope to come to a deeper understanding of what’s happening in free (group) improvisation in general.
This blog will alternately be written in german (mostly) and english (some), depending on who I will have played with and who I will have talked to about the topic.
Sorry for not translating either way …
contactfreeimprov.com wants to contribute to an open discourse about the essence of improvised music (excluding solo improvisation). Everybody engaged with associated issues is welcome to send me a note. I’m happy to publish some thoughts by fellow musicians! Also if you would like to join in the experiment and share ideas as well as improvised audiofiles – please drop me a line!
You can also write to kontakt(at)ulrikeschwarz.info
In these days I turn in my mind the possibility of playing outdoors. Maybe most of us anyway go outside, into shops etc. In my country, meeting family and friends outdoors has been common already for some time. So why not find some remote place where we do not disturb others and play together there? The present times could be a spur for exploring the local improvisors and also duos and other small constellations.
Finally today I wrote an article about playing outdoors. It’s about playing concerts on our balcony….
[…] Carl Bergstroem-Nielsen’s comment on May 12th about playing outside brought up the idea to also write about my balcony concerts on this blog. So […]