Seminar Intuitive Music and More in Assisi

Summer course – we will meet in the wonderful city of Assisi in Umbria, Italy, a sacred place.

There are many things to be learned and observed in free, intuitive improvisation: from scales, rhythms, to the instant composing of the form, and before all, “the Art of Listening” to each other. It is one of the most challenging and rewarding ways of music making today, and it stimulates the creative spirit of everyone.
 
Markus Stockhausen will be working with musicians of all musical styles on improvisation with a special emphasis on the intuitive. In doing so, participants will explore creativity and awareness, musical knowledge and feeling, focussing on the practical element, including ear training and short exercises in meditation also. Requirement: Participants have to bring their own instruments.
 
“Intuitive Music for me is the most challenging and also most rewarding way of making music today, because everything is decided on the spot. It goes beyond improvisation, which mostly happens in a certain expected style, on a song, on a chosen rhythm, a harmonic pattern etc. Intuitive music for me has no stylistic boundaries, it should ideally be fresh, music of this very moment. Everything is decided right now. It demands all your musical skills, the technical and the musical qualities, your fantasy and creative spirit. As a player you need a very still and open mind, and even more open ears, to perceive something beyond your personal limitations. Sometimes you play things that are new even to yourself. Especially in a group of players new music comes that otherwise could have never been composed or imagined.”
Markus Stockhausen

Monday, July 31st 2017 will be the arrival and welcome day, and the course will end with a public concert on Saturday, August 5th, 2017.

Detailled infos will follow in due time. Meanwhile, if you are interested you can write to me at: music(at)markusstockhausen.de

How can I prepare myself for an “Intuitive Music and More” course?

Listening exercises:
- perform – play back (two people)
- recognising intervals
- recognising scales

Practice all scales (see scheme):
- practice scales with a metronome: in quarters, eighths, sixteenths, sextuplets etc.
- scale improvisation exercises using 5, then 7 pitches, then in the whole range.
- atonal improvisation exercises, using all pitches as equals.

Improvisations with noises, sounds.
Improvisations with associations, colors etc.

Course Content: Exercises in listening, scales, improvisation. Playing alone, with two players, three players, in larger groups; in different styles and different rhythms; formal structures; polyphonic playing, sounds in space, wandering improvisation etc. Preparation of a final concert (possibly public).

Applications will normally be processed in the order in which they are received.

More information about Intuitive Music and More

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Intuitive Music and More, aperto a tutti i musicisti che mostrano interesse verso l’improvvisazione, hanno già una certa esperienza in tale ambito e sono in grado di suonare bene il proprio strumento.
 
L’arte dell’improvvisazione, della creatività e dell’ascolto.
Vi sono molte cose da apprendere e da osservare nella libera improvvisazione: da scale e ritmi alla composizione istantanea della forma e, innanzitutto, “L’arte di Ascoltarsi” l’un l’altro. È uno dei percorsi più stimolanti e gratificanti del fare musica oggi e sprona lo spirito creativo di ogni musicista.
 
Markus Stockhausen lavorerà sull’improvvisazione, concedendo un’enfasi speciale ad una visione intuitiva della stessa, rivolgendosi a musicisti di grado avanzato provenienti da qualsiasi indirizzo stilistico. Facendo in modo che i partecipanti possano esplorare fattori come creatività e consapevolezza, conoscenza e sentimento, l’arte di ascoltare, focalizzandosi su una componente pratica dell’apprendimento.
Requisiti: i partecipanti devono portare i propri rispettivi strumenti (è disponibile un pianoforte?).
 
“La musica intuitiva rappresenta per me la via più stimolante ed altresì quella più gratificante del “fare musica” perché tutto viene deciso sul momento, “sul luogo”. È qualcosa che va oltre l’improvvisazione, quest’ultima solitamente svolta in uno certo stile predeterminato, su una canzone, un ritmo prescelto, un modello armonico, ecc…..La musica intuitiva non ha per me confini stilistici, dovrebbe essere idealmente “fresca”, musica di “questo esatto momento”. Tutto viene deciso proprio ora, sul momento. Essa richiede tutte le vostre abilità musicali, la tecnica e le qualità musicali, la vostra fantasia e spirito creativo. Nel ruolo di esecutori, avete bisogno di una mente molto aperta e distesa e perfino di un orecchio ancora più attento del solito, pronto a captare qualcosa che va oltre i vostri limiti. Talvolta suonerete cose che risulteranno essere del tutto nuove perfino per voi stessi. Specialmente in un ensemble di esecutori, si materializza una musica nuova che altrimenti, in altro modo, non sarebbe mai potuta essere composta né immaginata.” (MS, 2011)  
 

Markus Stockhausen

Seminar held by
The trumpet soloist and composer Markus Stockhausen, son of Karlheinz Stockhausen, has collaborated extensively with his father worldwide. He grew up with classical, jazz and avantguarde music alike, and since 2002 Markus focusses on his own composed an improvised music, including a kind of devotional, intuitive music that transcends all musical styles. As a teacher he regularly gives seminars on “Singing and Silence” as well as on “Intuitive Music And More”. More than 80 CD recordings.

Date:
Montag, 31. Juli 2017 -
Samstag, 5. August 2017

Place:
t.b.c.

Assisi, Italy

Tuition fee:
about 300 €, t.b.c.

Registration:
Lorenza Somogyi Bianchi
Assisi Suono Sacro
Press Office & Organization
Mob. 0039 333 4915100
organizzazione@assisisuonosacro.eu



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