A discussion with Brian Olewnick (USA) and Nina Polaschegg (GER - CHE)
Moderator: Johan Redin (SWE)
Re-Viewing Improvisation is a discussion about the importance of a critical reception of improvised and experimental music, its preconditions and aesthetical premises. What do we mean by experimental music today? What kinds of judgments are involved in the listening process? How is it possible to translate the sensations of listening into writing or critical contexts? From their own experiences as musical writers, the guests of this seminar will discuss the doubt and the delight of trying to signify the ineffable.
Today Wednesday, may 2nd , at 23.30 (11.30 pm. or 22.30 UTC / 10.30 pm. UTC) will be the first of two special editions of the improvizorijum radio show dedicated to the Perspectives 2012 happenings. See the official announcement about it on the RTS site (Radio Televizija Srbije) through following link:
Jan-Erik Eklund will interpret Anthony Braxton on the massive Västerås town hall carillion
Saturday 21/4 at 11.30 - 11.50 Venue: Fiskartorget, outside
The Västerås town hall carillion is without any doubt the largest carillion in Sweden. With its impressive qualities and tonal span it is one of the worlds most prestigious carillions today. It consists of 47 bells with a total weight of 15.000 KG. The largest bell weighs over 2.410 KG, and the smallest is only 11 KG with a diameter of 21 cm. The tower was inaugurated in 1960.
Jan-Erik Eklund recieved his cantor degree in Uppsala in the 70s with further studies for carillion player Hugo Melin. Jan-Erik works as piano pedagogue in Halstahammar, church cantor, and choir leader at Västerås parish district Önsta.
For the festival audience, the organisation Nya Perspektiv is famous for arranging the highly acclaimed Perspectives Festival in Västerås, Sweden. Since the grand start in 2004 the festival has been providing the very best in the progressive and contemporary improvisational scenes.
The festival has been hold 2004, 2007 and 2009.
The next one is going to be hold in 2012.
The festival curators of Perspectives 2012 will be:
Lisa Ullén, composer and musician (free form and jazz)