Modernizing European Higher Music Education Through Improvisation
Large Ensemble

How to improvise with minimal techniques

Yves Senden | Royal Conservatory of Antwerp, Belgium (AP Hogeschool)

Step 1: structure - based on G F: pulse plus silence

Step 2: within this structure - freedom by giving the possibility to fill silences with any sound

Step 3: similar to step 2 but the silences are filled with a given set of tones (G, B flat, C D, F)

Step 4: structure - motive grows from 2 to 8 notes (g, f, b flat, c, d, c, f, d)

Step 5: structure - motive shrinks from 8 to 2 notes

Step 6: structure - counterpoint by means of canon between two groups

Step 7: structure - shift to another tonal center, A - G (canon stops)

Step 8: structure - 4 voice canon G - F (from 2 to 8)

Author Yves Senden

Institution Royal Conservatory of Antwerp, Belgium (AP Hogeschool)

Players Sebastian Espinoza Carrasco, piano, Eirik Hermundstad Sanner, euphonium, Magnus Løvseth, Tuba, Dominykas Norkunas, guitar

Date of recording 04.03.2017

Editor Yves Senden Director Yves Senden Camera NN

Feedback yves.senden@ap.be