5.30 – 7.30 PM
Improvisation: Trust the Music
Charlotte Hug, Caroline Kraabel and Maggie Nicols will be focusing on improvisation and visual scores, on ways of challenging oneself as an improviser in a large group, and on trusting the muse.
£15/£10 (includes admission to performance at 8.30)
8.30 – 11.00 PM
two sets of improvised music, featuring Charlotte Hug’s beautiful son-icons.
Charlotte Hug: Swiss composer, performer and visual artist Charlotte Hug is internationally known for her innovative musical/visual improvised solo performances for viola, voice and interdisciplinary ‘Son-Icons’ (sound-drawings). She has received a plethora of awards, including residencies in London, Paris, Berlin, Johannesburg and Shanghai; she was Artiste Étoile at the 2011 Lucerne Festival.
“She is reinterpreting her own drawings, “Son-Icons”, made on site – with extraordinary results. So far the sonic potential of the viola had remained unexplored. Not any more.” DAN WARBURTON – PARISTRANSATLANTIC
Maggie Nicols: A renowned pioneer of European improvised music (Feminist Improvising Group, Spontaneous Music Ensemble, Centipede, The Gathering etc.) with over forty years’ experience of improvisation in performance, life and teaching, Maggie Nicols explores sound, the voice and creative energy in all their magical diversity.
Caroline Kraabel: Improvising saxophonist and composer, conductor and creator of pieces for large improvising ensembles (London Improvisers Orchestra, Grand Groupe d’Improvisation Libre etc.). She explores methods allowing large groups of musicians to improvise together, skirting chaos in stimulating, fruitful and unusual ways.