❗️ POSTPONED ❗️ Workshop Memory of Mario Bertoncini “Istantanee” – Collective Improvisation in Europe: Techniques and Styles - Fondazione Giorgio Cini Onlus

❗️ POSTPONED ❗️ Workshop Memory of Mario Bertoncini “Istantanee” – Collective Improvisation in Europe: Techniques and Styles

Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice
plus Mar, 1114 2020

The event is postponed until a later date.


This workshop completes a project on the history of musical improvisation, which has already furnished the material for books on the Baroque and Beethovenian periods (Routledge, London, 2017 and 2018). It is part of the Research-led Performance series involving the interaction between historical research and performance practice. Addressed to young instrumentalists, the teaching sessions will be led by exponents of the period in question with the aim of transmitting the principles and techniques of improvisation that characterised a phase of great creativity: the Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza and free jazz ensembles, such as the Spontaneous Music Ensemble
and the Globe Unity Orchestra. The musicologists will explore the aesthetic, ethical and political premises of collective improvisation. The teachers, Walter Branchi, John Heineman, Evan Parker and Giancarlo Schiaffini, will be flanked by musicologists Vincenzo Caporaletti, Laurent Cugny, Sabine Feisst and Valentina Bertolani; the workshop moderators are Ingrid Pustijanac and Veniero Rizzardi.