The free act of making music, created from the moment, is something that can be found in all eras, musical styles and cultures. It reflects our most primal musical expression. First of all, you have to become free - you just have to let go so that inspiration smiles at you and takes you beyond your own limitations. When you grow beyond yourself in the process and let the music flow, new artistic works emerge that take you far beyond what we understand as music - stories and pictures emerge. With our vocal sounds we paint loudly and quietly into space and time; archaic music meets modernity, beyond stylistic and aesthetic guidelines and expectations.
But improvisation also needs space to play, rules and structures, to "be all ears", to "tune in to each other", to "listen in and hear". Improvisation is always a form of communication - it is a game with the voice with different interactors.
Music emerges from this game. For a week, just follow your open ears and the moment, whether with a focus on vocal development, intonation or rhythm; every free foray - played as a short gem or with a long dramaturgical arc - paints the unheard out of immediacy. There is no better or worse, no success or failure. The only thing that counts is the monologue, the interaction, the dialogue, the shared musical journey.
We work in the group, where improvised choral music is created, creating solos, duets, trios with our voices or adding instruments. We work with the body, impulses and the pauses. Elements from theatre or dance can also give us inspiration for our music.
Also polyphonic songs of the East-Mediterranean region, mountain songs of Crete and elemental songs of the Balkan region give an insight into a less known vocal culture.
from free throat
Direction: Marcello Wick & Andreas Paragioudakis
Voice and body work. Work on different singing techniques.
Improvisation in groups, ensembles or solo. A cappella or with
Forays into the world of improvisation: 4 1/2 days.
Course location: Bildungshaus St.Arbogast
Switch off, come to yourself, have time and enjoy: Peace, song and music, nature. The Bildungshaus St.Arbogast in Vorarlberg is a great place for discoveries - be it reading, walking or hiking and of course for singing and improvising together.
We may sing in the large seminar room, outside and also in the chapel.
Course 2022: Start: Monday, 4 July 2022, 2 p.m., End: Friday, 8 July 2022, 2 p.m.
Course fee: 500.- €. (Price reduction for students on request)
Early bird bonus (until 1.6.2022): 450.-€.
Accommodation prices: Single room: 367 €, Double room: 327 €, Shared room: 287 €.
Number of participants:
8 - 16 persons
What to bring:
Comfortable clothes for working in the seminar room.
Instruments, if available.
Seasonal clothing and shoes for leisure and walking.
Registration & info: