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Towards electronic minimal improvisation: finding the right music software

by Gisbert Schürig A few years ago (2013/2014), after having moved to Berlin, Jennie Zimmermann and me started to explore the improvisational potential of repetition and restraint in regard to the number of used material. Our aproach was interdisciplinary, we researched music and movement, on it´s own and in combination. together with a group of    […]

Outlook on upcoming (minimal) improvisations

by Gisbert Schürig Some interesting minimal improvisation performances are about to happen: 23rd of September 2016 Jennie Zimmermann, Vincenz Kokot and me will be performing in a very interesting location in Berlin. The Plattenbauvereinigung is located on Tempelhofer Feld and offers a great outlook. Our performance will take place among the exhibition of Charlotte Klink,    […]

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    […]

Between the Sounds

by Gisbert Schürig Between the Sounds by Gisbert Schürig on hearthis.at Today I played for Elma Riza performing ‘Between the Lines#9’ at Raumteiler, Berlin. In the ‘Between the Lines’ series, Elma works with a limited sets of elements, applies a few rules to unfold an open process of performance and installation, exploring what comes along    […]

Beats for whirling

TAKE OFF (ACUD) 2 by Gisbert Schürig on hearthis.at Second part of the electronic improvisations for the whirling dancers from Take Off night November 14th 2015 at ACUD, Berlin. This one is rather percussive and rhythmic. All done in Ableton live, using quiet a few of the wonderful maxforlive devices the makers share so generously.    […]

Electronics & Throat singing from Take Off

TAKE OFF (ACUD) 1 by Gisbert Schürig on hearthis.at This is the first part of live electronics for the Take Off Whirling night November 14th 2015 at ACUD, Berlin. Nearly one and a half hours of improvised electronic music plus voice, especially throat singing by myself. No editing. Enjoy.

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    […]

Minimal Improvisation and common pool resources

by Gisbert Schürig In an article in “Süddeutsche Zeitung” I came across the thoughts of Elinor Ostrom on commons. I had heard about that before but this time I noticed that the problem of commons is pretty central to my musical thinking. In music, there is a limited sonic space, the human capacitiy of hearing    […]