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Komposition - Improvisation

A series of events of the bird's eye jazz club and the institutes Klassik; sonic space Basel, Jazz and Schola Cantorum Basiliensis of the Hochschule für Musik FHNW from November 5th - 9th, 2019

Composition - Improvisation
Early Music; New Music; Jazz

For the third time the event series Early Music/Jazz; organized jointly by the birds eye jazz club and the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, will take place under the title Composition - Improvisation. New this year is the participation of other sections of the Hochschule für Musik FHNW Klassik/sonic space Basel and Jazz, whereby the encounters are not limited to early music and jazz. This makes all the more sense as the programme takes the different and varied blurred edges of composition and improvisation as its theme.

This leads to surprising encounters between the Vertigo Trombone Quartet and a baroque ensemble around Dirk Börner, who take a baroque cantata by Scarlatti as their starting point. Student ensembles led by Mike Svoboda will perform Harrison Birtwistle's "Nine Settings of Celan" and John Dowland's "Lachrymae" with improvisational developments and re-instrumentations. The silent film classic "Der Mann mit der Kamera" by Dziga Vertov is accompanied live from very different musical points of view. Dirk Börner & Friends wonder whether they are bilingual or crazy. . . After all, one evening is dedicated to counterpoint in Brazilian music. It becomes clear how the various musical languages and practices move quickly beyond the artificial boundaries of composition and improvisation.

Dirk Börner, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis
Uli Fussenegger, Hochschule für Musik FHNW/sonic space basel
Guillermo Klein, Jazzcampus
in Zusammenarbeit mit dem the birds eye jazz club