composition for solo instrument or a small amount of players

how can we improvise without just repeating the same patterns, while feeling "so free"?
how can we compose without destroying more than we are able to evoke?

I don't believe in "free improvisation", this kind of freedom doesn't exist, it's an illusion at best, but actually rather a lie.

in this sense \edge is the essence of my research on improvisation for the last years.
as a composition \edge is a sort of assembly set [bausatz], giving a pretext [a condition] for an approach to improvisation that asks for compositional thinking.

\edge is a piece based on improvisation, an improvisation study if you wish.
\edge is a collection of [very different] improvisation strategies that aim to help avoiding the problems stated above.

\edge is a very physical piece using the physicality [the materialized history of the body and the instrument] as an alternative source of narrative, challenging the strategies of generating narrative provided [...] through exposing players and audience to extreme conditions.

\edge aims to destroy the musicality it is based on, to clear the feld for something new to come.
\edge demolishes the comfort zone - for the audience as well as for the players.
\edge is a process of learning, constructing an outside perspective.

the idea of \edge was accompanying me for the last years, I used parts of it in many different occasions: as my part in group improvisations, as a basis for workshops, as a tool for thinking about music.


1_the machine we are | location
5_obey the rules | compacting | location
6_compacting | blank
2_freedom is the recognition of necessity
3_reference | location | obey the rules | annoy the void
7_annoy the void
8_compacting | location | obey the rules | silent dance | the machine we are
9_the machine we arer | silent dance

Ihre Suche lieferte keine passenden Ergebnisse.

noid & matija schellander

Sat November 02, 2013

rockbund art museum, shanghai, China

noid (cello, jing-hu)
matija schellander (double bass, electronics)

supported by austrian cultural forum beijing