Modernizing European Higher Music Education Through Improvisation

Exercises_

  • Free
  • Large Ensemble

Urban Maeder

Phrases, Improvisation with Urban Maeder

Learn to perceive phrases. Play & Listen: listen to the chain of individual sounds of each player. Focus on speed, dynamics, and form.
  • Large Ensemble
  • Small Ensemble
  • Free

Liudas Mock┼źnas

Frozen Notes (Exercise in 7 parts)

Deconstructing and constructing the written musical material.
  • Large Ensemble
  • Small Ensemble
  • Tonal/Classical

Yves Senden

How to improvise with minimal techniques

Minimal techniques are used both to provide structure and to allow freedom, within a framework.
  • WarmUps/Games
  • Large Ensemble

Paul Dinneweth

Body warming up

Group warming up by stepping arround.
  • Free
  • Large Ensemble
  • Small Ensemble

Frank Liebscher

Different demands of comping and being a soloist

Exercises for comping and soloing
  • Large Ensemble
  • Small Ensemble
  • Tonal/Classical

Yves Senden

How to integrate Messiaen's techniques into an improvisation

The musicians are informed about Messiaen's use of modes, rhythms and structural aspects. All these elements are trained in a systematical way, after which they can be applied in a final improvisation.
  • Free
  • Large Ensemble
  • Small Ensemble

Tilo Augsten

Improvising with accents and articulations

Exercises for the development of parametric aspects
  • Large Ensemble
  • Free

Christoph Baumann

"Cuts" Improvisation with Christoph Baumann

Cuts are simple cues, which generate unexpected sounds in Groups, enable to learn how to make fast and clear decisions, develop sound-memory and allow also the use of tonal aspects in conducted free music.
  • WarmUps/Games
  • Large Ensemble

Paul Dinneweth

Shifting pattern (variation)

Shifting pattern with 2 layers in different metre with mixed groups.