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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 @ 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    […]

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    […]

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    […]

Scores for Minimal Improvisation

by Gisbert Schürig Working on minimal improvisation with different performers, we mostly depend on dialogue, exchanging our thoughts and reflections about processes we are working on. But in coming up with our conception, writing down six phases of minimal improvisation has been an important step. It serves as a point of reference as does the    […]

Minimal Improvisation Research Fall 2015

by Gisbert Schürig Looking forward to a second research period in 2015 which will culminate in a work-in-progress-showing at Unfinished Fridays on November the 20th, it´s time to recapitulate our research in September. Recapitulating the six phases of minimal improvisation: We had an intense and interesting time researching minimal improvisation at the Plateau Gallery in    […]

3×45 for Between the Lines#4

by Gisbert Schürig These are three tracks of live electronic music I improvised for Elma Riza´s performance ‘Between the Lines#4’. Recorded live Feb 21st 2015 ACUD Galerie, Berlin Use speakers or headphones, you won´t hear much with your laptop boxes, especially in the beginning. That software setup of Ableton live I used here was very    […]