Musical Meetings for European Improvisers OPEN CALL

We are inviting all improvising musicians to apply for joining our camp for Improvised Music in the Easter hollidays in Langeland, Denmark.
The workshop is free to participate in and food + accommodation is included

– in other words this is an extremely unique possibility.
There is only 6 seats available so don’t hesitate to fill out the form if you are interested

The workshop is organized as part of the SHARE project

Photo from MMEI Part I by Lea Chorot

Musical Meeting for European Improvisers (MMEI) is a 5 day workshop for musicians working in the fields of improvised music. The workshop is organized by The Community and is an element in SHARE, which is a collaboration between 5 European collectives for music and cultural institutions supported by Europe Creative.

6 musicians from Denmark and 6 from the other countries will have a very special chance to develop their professional standpoint through experimenting with peer-to-peer learning in a workshop that consists of a series of presentations which will form the foundation for in-depth work in ensembles. Speakers from outside are invited, and each participant contributes with a presentation to their ensemble, allowing the workshop to present a wide palette of inspiration, methods and techniques in improvisational music and we organize local concerts to present our new improvised music outside the bigger cities.

MEEI is highly based on the sharing of musical practices, techniques and concepts among the participants, by having each participant lead a session in their ensemble by presenting something from their own practice to the others and collaboratively exploring this in music.
Focus will furthermore be on strengthening the collaboration and network among the partners.

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Photo from MMEI part I by Laura Harrington

Peer to peer learning
We want to facilitate musical exchange, by letting the participants present some musical element that has their interest to the others. As examples you could choose improvisational methods/concepts, extended techniques, preparations, open compositions, conducted pieces, scales/tone rows or rhythmical structures, but it could also be presenting specific music that made an impact on your approach to improvising and explaining how you investigate this and adapt it into your own playing. The choice of what content to present is rather free, but obviously everyone has a responsibility for the others to bring something that matters for them and thus could be useful to experience for others. The presentation can be mostly theoretical or practical as you like and there can be more or less time for experimentation also depending on the content.
Each participant is asked to prepare a session for their ensemble and send us a short text describing this beforehand.

Presentations from Danish musicians
We have invited some renowned and highly competent musicians and composers to give presentations during the course to give some new input and to further enlarge the participants’ pool of ideas for using composition in improvised music.

The workshop is supported by: