common ground #1

Berlin's new instant-composition series born out of Freistil. 2015 saw the last Freistil programme in its nine years of life. With its focus on improvised performance, this monthly series, curated by Heide Moldenhauer and hosted by Tanzfabrik, can be considered  a pioneering classic in the Berlin instant-composition scene. Although the proliferation of programmes focussing on…Read more common ground #1

dixi #1

we scrubbed it clean we scrubbed it clean here and there and everywhere we complaints book complaining through the book complaining in the book complaining in the book complaining in the book comes under “c” letter “c” for complaining we we khuh-khuh-khuh and what we could we depends it depends it all depends on the…Read more dixi #1

use the space

I can imagine this phrase being used by those in favour of shooting the waste we produce on our over-everything planet out into the galaxy. A fine return to the medieval geocentric view of the universe, not in terms of location, but as in feeling we are the pretty bellybutton of it all. However, ...it's…Read more use the space

coming up: grapeshade #50

After missing several occasions to attend a Grapeshade performance, I finally got my chance last April, in the 60_minutes instant-composition series curated by impro.per.arts. This experience made me dive into their video archive, to discover more through the eyes and camera of Carlos Bustamante. Grapeshade brings together dexterous and experimental music, dance, sound and movement;…Read more coming up: grapeshade #50

bulk or treasure?

Anything unplanned could be called improvisation. Getting more specific, instant composition implies an awareness of the material that appears in the improvisation and of how this material is part of a whole time-space unit. Material. This word is often used when improvising composition/composing improvisation. A subcategory of material appears by the word growing a possessive…Read more bulk or treasure?

from instant composition to brahma-vishnu-shiva

Making and breaking frames of perception - keeping attention alive. An instantly composed performance with two dancers and a musician, the audience sitting in-the-round. At one end of the room there is a prepared piano with its guts exposed, two speakers on wheels and an electronic set. The night is visible through the windows and…Read more from instant composition to brahma-vishnu-shiva