Links


If you're looking for a more comprehensive list of improvised music links - see the collections below. - See also the various links of current interest in my archive of quotations. And my special Japanese section.


LINKS COLLECTIONS:

befreite-musik.de Cologne based. See "Link-pool".

tempora In French, English, German and Spanish! An initiative devoted to stimulate communication between musicians and composers. With large links collections (see under "databases").

composers21.com Comprehensive list. Composers, be sure to have a listing there ;-).



MAJOR SITES:

Ring für Gruppenimprovisation. IN GERMAN. Verein für improvisierte Musik; Kurskalender, annotierte Bibliographie, Links. The Improvisor Internet continuation of a great American magazine on improvisation with thoughtful texts.

modisti.com Spanish "Experimental music discographic information service" - listen to many samples of improvised music CDs online, with links to their record companies. Choose "find" from the front page, browse for example by year or by "latest releases". The site also includes the magazine Hurlybury which went online in 2001.

European Free Improvisation Pages Big overview of record labels, CDs and their contents,musicians and more. (Please be aware that the record label list bottom left is not the only one - see under "Links to related sites" for more).

International Improvised Music Archive Initiative for permanent storage of texts on improvised music!

Gaudeamus Information bulletin on contemporary music. This is a major international meeting-point also for some people working with improvisation and open works. Click on the English flag to the left of the "Search" box, open "Calendar" and go to "Calls for..." and "Workshops".



SPECIAL AFFILIATES:

See also this homepage's Japanese Section.

Intuitive Records Danish CD company with releases of intuitive music, both Danish and English. All the booklet notes are here.

ATSARA French group of artists presenting a "sounds and pictures gallery" mainly based on improvised music, also with animations along. Large collection of mp3's and videos. Open invitations for musicians to participate. Site has both English and French text.

freeimprovisation.com Texts on improvisation and improvisation teaching by Tom Hall, Boston. Also mp3s.

Logos . Information Center and Concert Place in Gent, Belgium for experimental and improvised music. Contains also the article "The Methodology of Godfried-Willem Raes' Improvisation teaching at Conservatory of Gent, Belgium" by Carl Bergstrøm-Nielsen (1998).

P-ART. Belgian Paul Timmermanns's unusual site with mixed stuff and a gallery of fellow artists (including me).

Zwischentöne. IN GERMAN Music therapist Eckhard Weymann's doctoral dissertation from 2002 on the psychological meaning of improvisation. Pdf-format.

Fri musikimprovisation - en vej mod udvikling af kulturfri kommunikation?. Cand.pæd - speciale fra Danmarks Pædagogiske Universitet af Felix Becker i Pædagogisk Psykologi, 2005. Pdf-format, ca. 1 MB.
   Indeholder bla. interviews med Ivan Vincze, Carl Bergstrøm-Nielsen, Randi Kjær og Helle Thun.


Sylvia Smith Archives - Scribing Sound Collection. An introduction to an exhibition of new notations 1952-84 by Sylvia Smith.

Experimental Music Catalogue
Run by Christopher Hobbs. English and American new tonal music. Contains, however, also the famous "Verbal Anthology" from 1972 with music for variable ensemble by Robert Ashley/Gavin Bryars/Phil Gebbitt/Chris Hobbs/Hugh Shrapnel as well as other now "classic" materials, including many works by Cornelius Cardew.

Jørgen Lekfeldt. Composer, musician and theologist. Article in Danish about Utopian elements in Stockhausen's serial ideas, seen in the light of modern theologists like Moltmann and Sölle.

Vokalorkestret. Århusiansk improviserende vokalgruppe.

Mads Nørregards orlovsprojekt efterår 2008. Kommenteret samling af øvelser. Mads N underviser bla. i "Open Door" musik på Den Rytmiske Højskole i Holbæk.

Piano improvisation method based on the piano works of Toru Takemitsu by Danish Niels Chr. Hansen. See abstract /read the article: http://www.musicandmeaning.net/issues/showArticle.php?artID=6.4

Free Ensemble Improvisation. PhD by Free improvisor Harald Stenström, Gothenburg University, Sweden, 2009.

IKI vocal ensemble . Copenhagen improvising choir.

Collection of graphic scores at New York Miniaturist Ensemble.

Henrik Rasmussen, composer.

Mathias Granum: Fri improvisation i grupper: Sammenspil, samarbejde og gruppedynamikker: En empirisk undersøgelse Speciale fra Aalborg Universitet, musikterapi, 2010.

Christoph Herndlner, Austrian composer.

Berio: Sequenza III, educational score on Youtube by Nick Redfern.

Animated graphic scores and dance at Copenhagen Open Form Festival 2013




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