The vagaries of improvisation in art music

Wednesday 20 March 2013 - 00:00 to Thursday 21 March 2013 - 00:00

The vagaries of improvisation in art music #1

Wednesday 20 March 2013 - 19:00

Paris Conservatory, organ hall

Improvisation, Lori Freedman, solo clarinets

Pierre Albert Castanet, Impro Duo Ludo, version for a recuperated 12-string guitar and its double
Jean-Luc Tamby and Frédéric Dufeu

Patrick Otto, Graphiques for musician, performer and video artiste
Ensemble Sonopsie

Duet improvisations, Joëlle Léandre, double bass, Pascal Contet, accordion

Karlheinz Stockhausen Aus den Sieben Tagen (extracts)
Generative improvisation class from the Paris Conservatory

The vagaries of improvisation in art music #2

Thursday 21 March 2013 - 10:00

Coordination Pierre Albert Castanet and Patrick Otto

Improvisation became integrated into art music styles in the course of the second half of the 20th century and its various roles had ramifications. Its fields of investigation were diverse; improvisation took part in, among other things, matters concerning composition, the shaping of educational practice, accompanying the birth of digital arts, and this in different forms ranging from the solo to pre-existent, structured ensembles such as the orchestra. It also developed in original directions, particularly with generative improvisation.
Taking account of this ontological aspect within the heterogeneous mass of manifestations is no doubt one of the most marked characteristics of improvisation today.

On improvisation in contemporary art music
Pierre Albert Castanet

On improvisation in Chinese musical practice
François Picard

Vinko Globokar and improvisation: an all-inclusive engagement
Dragana Stojanović-Novičić

Improvisation in institutional transmission
Frank Kuntz

Free Improvisation: tabula rasa or networking memory. The example of the generative improvisation class of the Paris Conservatory
Alexandros Markéas

Improvisation as the manifestation of lyricism
Patrick Otto

Free association of ideas: the poiesis of Bernard Lubat
Jean-Luc Tamby

Improvised performance in ethno-pop culture: the Tagaq case
Sophie Stevance

Improvisation and electro-acoustic music: towards a redefinition of musical media (1960-2000)
Cyrille Delhaye

The improvised instrument. Perspectives opened up by technology for the constitution of playing devices in performance time
Frédéric Dufeu

Round table led by Anne Montaron with the participation of Lori Freedman, Joëlle Léandre, François Rossé, Alain Savouret

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