Sunday 4 September – 12.00-13.15 (Blue Note)
Chair: Michiel Schuijer
I want to be an architect, not just a make-up artist (Simon Rattle)
The overarching structural makeup of improvised music forms the foundation (architectonic framework) within which creative musical thinking takes shape all within a live setting. Improvisation as a technique, approach, and art form is primarily based on the negotiation between the individual musician the musical thought within the creative mind and the architectonic setting (real and abstract) that governs (and inspires?) the musicians specific improvisational choices.
The Anglo/Norwegian trio The Thin Red Line will here give an insight into their own improvisational thinking, and attempt to illustrate their aesthetic approaches both as individuals and as a group. The musicians will talk about the complex and ongoing negotiation between composition (written material), individuals (idiomatic approach/sound) and group aesthetics, and attempt to reveal the improvisational architecture of The Thin Red Line.