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Since 1988 the non-profit organisation “Music for People” in the USA has been organising and coordinating workshops and music improvising events for people, who want to develop and share free music making and singing

 

Music for People was founded in 1986 by the Cellist David Darling and the flautist Bonnie Insull. They created new ways of perceiving, expressing and sharing music. Man and music are integral to the Philosophy of Music for People.

 

An artistic attitude of respect, gaiety, humour and being in the present moment has been established over the years. This attitude encourages musical initiative and cherishes the devotion to music as a result of it.

 

Music for people is a platform for experienced musicians and non-professional music lovers to meet, share their love to music, learn from each other and deepen their ability to play music freely.

 

From this protected environment of tolerance there can evolve a creative space which opens up an intuitive access to mutual music making, improvising and developing a personal musical expression.

 

Music for People is for all those who want to embark on this wonderful journey.

Music for People Sommer / 15. - 20. Juli

Das Sommer Seminar bietet einen idealen Raum, während eines Wochenendes die Philosophie und die Musikformen von Music for People, Return to Child, zu entdecken und kennen zu lernen. Die Teilnehmenden sind eingeladen, sich spontan über verschiedenartige musikalische Ausdrucksformen zu begegnen, zu improvisieren und Musik gemeinsam und intuitiv zu gestalten. Music for People wurde von David Darling (Grammy Winner 2010) mitbegründet. Vom Drumcircle bis zur freien Improvisation. Mit Mary Knysh und Christoph Wiesmann zusammen musizieren. 15. - 20. Juli 2019 im Kientalerhof.

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Art of Improvisation in Danemark

Workshop vom 5. bis 7. April 2019 in Rønde, Dänemark

Im wunderbaren Kultur Hotel in  

Rønde DK findet der erste Music for People Anlass in Dänemark statt. Wir freuen uns schon jetzt auf die bevorstehende Veranstaltung!

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Grad Treffen - Rigi - 21. - 23. Juni 2019 d/en

Seit 1986 in den Staaten das Musicianship and Leadership Program startete, haben unzählige Teilnehmer*innen  die Weiterbildung abgeschlossen und wurden graduiert. Der Verein Music for People Europe organisiert dieses Jahr eine erste Zusammenkunft für alle MLP Graduierten.

 

The Musicianship and Leadership Program started in 1986 in the States and since then countless participants have completed and graduated from this further training course. This year the association Music for People Europe will organise the first meeting for all MLP graduates.

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Impro Flash Mob Music for People Europe

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Community Art (en/d)

The term Community Art includes all kinds of artistic media and groups, i.e. communities in which artistic processes take place and works are created.

By means of Community Art projects experienced artists are able to share their approach to art in a democratic way with people who otherwise would not have access to music, dance or the fine arts because they might not have the necessary financial means, or they might be living in special social or spatial situations.

 

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Living the Dream - Lynn Miller - Phoenixville

Music that is moving and touching, holds a power within to stimulate, connect and highlight communities. 2004 Lynn Miller started a fascinating initiative, a community project in Phoenixville: she founded the Firebird Festival which is held annually. Music is played an danced at this festival and it ends with an improv orchestra in the old city cinema, the Colonial Theatre.

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«Das Chaos lieben»

 

Stefan Schmutz and I met four years ago at MLP’s summer seminar in Kientalerhof. He told me about his music theatre projects with mentally disabled people. The following winter I bought tickets for their performance in the dojo of the Reitschule Bern. The theatre group “Just a Moment” by the parents association insieme, under leadership of Irmgard Eggel and Stefan Schmutz, was performing their piece «Schöner Gigolo – beau Gigolo» (“Beautiful Gigolo”).

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Improvisation und Abschluss / Improvisation and closure

 

What does «finding closure» mean? «Improvisation sometimes leads to wonderful closures that are so clear and natural, as if composed. However, groups often find it difficult to find a common, natural ending. Some group improvisations seem «frayed» because there’s no agreement on when to end it.»

 

Bernhard Maurer’s (Grundlagen der Improvisation – Basics of improvisation, 2018) description of what to pay attention to when «coming to a closure» is pretty spot on:

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Neues Vorstandsmitglied Clíodhna Ní Aodáin

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Im Vorstand freuen wir uns ausserordentlich, dass wir an der letzten Vorstandssitzung Clíodhna Ní Aodáin als neues Mitglied gewinnen konnten. Sie wird im Vorstand für die künstlerischen Belange verantwortlich sein. Im folgenden Beitrag stellt sie sich gleich selber vor.

Clíodhna Ní Aodáin
Clíodhna Ní Aodáin
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Ein Besuch im Exploratorium Berlin

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Berlin Kreuzberg, im Herzen des Berliner Innviertels bietet das Exploratorium seit 2004 im weiten Bereich der freien Musikimprovisation Kurse, Workshops, Konzerte, Räume für Ensembles an und dient gleichzeitig als Forschungslabor für freie improvisierte Musik. Matthias Schwabe und Dr. Reinhard Gagel haben in den letzten 14 Jahren Bücher und Zeitschriften publiziert und eindrückliche Veranstaltungen organisiert.

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