Starting autumn 2019, from 14-17th of November, the Berlin IMPROVisions festivals will add a new dimension to the cultural landscape of Berlin. In Winters as of 2020, the Improvision Festivals will take place in Australia, in Springs they shall take place in Asia, while in Summers on the American continent. The three other cities than Berlin where the festivals shall take place as of 2020 are currently being considered.
During 4 days, transcultural improvisional artists will perform a genuine diversity of performances. Conferences & films will further provide opportunity for audiences to explore this universal musical expression. A yearly Berlin Improvisions Awards event will celebrate the works of amateur world improvisers. During the festival periods and beyond, workshops & Master Classes will be proposed for performers of all levels.
World Improvisional Music Day
3rd Sundays of November starting 18th November 2018
Berlin Improvisions is taking the initiative of launching this first Improvisional Music & Dance Day to set a landmark of events from noon to midnight in Berlin. Musicians and dancers of all nations are invited to join and share their improvisions via social media as well as BI's WebTV.
We are organising this first WIMDD in the Meistersaall at Potsdamer Platz with the the capacity of over 250 spectators. This hall provides the genuine advantage of being technologically connected to the Emil Berliner Studios one floor below! The highest quality sound and video recording will thus result from the 8 concerts previewed during the day.
Samson Marzbani, piano - Odile Bruckert, flute & vocals - Corinna Ruba, soprano - Hermann Pigeon, world percussions - Jakob Roters, cello - Christine Gabler, vocals - Johann Müller, cello
1st Improvisional Score
UN JOUR INFINI
A score fully based on piano improvisions
by Samson Marzbani
Wissam Boustany, flute
String Trio members of Brodsky Quartet
Recorded at Air Studio London in 2012
Produced by Chris Alder