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Two concerts in Oranienburg coming up

Next week I will be playing two concerts in Oranienburg, small city north of Berlin. On the 10th of June Sebastian Flaig & Christin Dross will join me for a set of musical Minimal Improvisation. The next day, 11th of June I will play a solo set at the same location, Klangfarbe Orange. The set    […]

Minimal Improvisation @ Performing Arts Festival 2016

by Gisbert Schürig After a long period or developing, rehearsing and refining we will finally and officially present Minimal Improvisation to the world on the 28th of May. Yeah, it´s the premiere! Come along and share this exciting moment – that is, 60 minutes – with us! Performing Minimal Improvisation for 60 minutes in Jagna    […]

Generative study (for jennie zimmermann)

generative study (for jennie zimmermann) by Gisbert Schürig on hearthis.at This music was generated by a set in ableton live that I put together. It is a combination of some maxforlive devices, mostly LFOs changing pitches and midi delays plus Robert Henke´s note modulator. Obviously, this is influenced by the music of Morton Feldman and    […]

Minimal Improvisation @ Somextro Falmouth 28. Oct 2016

by Gisbert Schürig Phyla will be part of the Somextro International Symposium for new music at Falmouth University in Cornwall, October the 28th 2016. We will offer a lecture/workshop on minimal improvisation and be part of the performance programme. Performers: Jennie Zimmermann Gisbert Schürig Naïma Ferré Vincenz Kokot Gali Kinkulkin

Minimal Improvisation @ K77

by Gisbert Schürig Last Saturday we did a showing of our ongoing Minimal Improvisation research at the Starving Artists Cafe at K77, Berlin, organized by Liz Erber. The programme was pretty diverse, featuring Meltem Nil and Naïma Ferré, among others. I was impressed by ambient sounds by Ansgar Tappert, combined with hypnotic live drumming and    […]

Exploring Minimal Improvisation in Lake Studios

by Gisbert Schürig Exploring Minimal Improvisation at Lake Studios Berlin with Naima Ferré, Gali Kinkulkin, Vincenz Kokot, Gisbert Schürig & Jennie Zimmermann. Recorded at February the 28th, 2016. In this set we were especially focusing on the combination of duo dynamics in the context of group dynamics. Previously we had been looking at either one    […]

Minimal Improvisation at Earthdance

by Jennie In January I spend a fantastic time at Earthdance, an artist-run workshop and residency center in the white and frozen woods of Massachussets. I participated in the 3 week Intensive January Workshop with Nancy Stark Smith focusing on contact improvisation and related improvised dance work. I deeply enjoyed this time among other beautiful    […]

Form and fluidity in minimal improvisation

In conceptualizing our form of minimal improvisation, we initially split the whole process in six phases. The first four phases provided a framework for establishing a sequence of activities or a rhythmical pattern which could serve as a starting point for further variations and developements in phases 5 and 6. Working with these phases, we    […]

Minimal Improvisation Movement Duo

by Gisbert Schürig This is an excerpt of our group showing of minimal improvisation at Unfinished Fridays series, Nov 9th 2015, Lake Studios Berlin. Currently we are applying minimal improvisation concepts from a musical context to dance. This is aimed at forming a collection of strategies and approaches for interdisciplinary improvisation, forming a basic framework    […]

Phyla @ Imprevu

We had a good time at IMPREVU #9, thanks a lot for having us to Elma Riza and Mireia Aragones! We did a duo set of minimal improvisation, this time combining singing, movement and electronics – as you can see in the pictures above and below by the great Luca S. Vocally we did a    […]