Comprovisations – Improvisation Technologies for the Performing Arts

Research-Creation Workshop  ⋅  May 24-27, 2012  ⋅  Hexagram Concordia & matralab, Concordia University Montréal

THURSDAY MAY 24, 2012 – TECHNOLOGIES & SOFTWARE

14h00

Reception @ Hexagram Resource Centre

15h00

Keynote @ Hexagram Black Box

  • » Malcolm Goldstein - "Sounding an Open Space"

16h00

Third Presences – Hard and Softwares in the Room @ Hexagram Black Box

  • » Eldad Tsabary [T]
  • » Benjamin Levy [D]
  • » Navid Navab / Sandeep Bhagwati / Julian Stein [D]
  • » Gerhard E. Winkler [D]
  • » Michal Seta [D]

19h00

High Tea / Dinner @ Hexagram Resource Centre

20h30

Performances I - Softwares @ Hexagram Black Box

  • » CLOrk (Concordia Laptop Orkestra) – conducted by Eldad Tsabary
  • » IRCAM OMAX IMPROVISATION SOFTWARE – Benjamin Levy/co-performed by Brice Martin
  • » Sandeep Bhagwati, NATIVE ALIEN (piano version) – co-performed by David Rosenboom (piano) & Navid Navab/Julian Stein (computers)

FRIDAY MAY 25, 2012 – NOTATIONS & BODIES

08h30

Coffee @ Hexagram Black Box Lobby

09h00

Notations & Ghost Scores I @ Hexagram Black Box

  • » Theresa Sauer [T]
  • » Keith Hamel [D]
  • » Sandeep Bhagwati / Michal Seta / Julian Stein [T]
  • » Michael Alcorn [D]

11h30

Break @ Hexagram Black Box Lobby

12h00

Performances II @ Hexagram Black Box

  • » Sandeep Bhagwati, NATIVE ALIEN (bass clairinet version) – co-performed by Lori Freedman (bass clarinet) & Navid Navab/Julian Stein (computers)
  • » Gerhard E. Winkler, Hybrid VIII Pianimaux – David Rosenboom (piano) & Gerhard E. Winkler (computer & lecture)

13h00

Lunch @ Hexagram Resource Centre

14h30

Improv Opera - Outcome/Talk @ MB 8.265

  • » Outcome of an Improv Opera Workshop led by Sara Wilén and David Hornwall (Malmö/Sweden), in cooperation with Chants Libres Montréal.

15h30

Bodies As Resistors @ Dance Black Box

  • » Robert Wechsler [D]
  • » Marcelo Wanderley [D]
  • » Roger Sinha/Navid Navab [D]
  • » Robert Faguy [L]
  • » Cléo-Palacio Quintin [D]

18h00

High Tea/Dinner @ MB 7th floor hallway

19h00

Response to the day @ MB 7.101

  • » Georgina Born,
  • » Marlena Corcoran

20h30

Performances III - Bodies @ Dance Black Box

  • » Sha Xin Wei /Navid Navab (Discussion / Performance)
  • » Roger Sinha/ Navid Navab (Discussion / Performance)
  • » Lise Comtois/Michal Seta (Discussion / Performance)
  • » Mark Applebaum, Aphasia

SATURDAY MAY 26, 2012 – AESTHETICS & CREATION

08h30

Coffee @ Hexagram Resource Centre

09h00

Distributed Creativity, Moderator: Georgina Born @ Hexagram Resource Centre

  • » George E. Lewis
  • » Michael Alcorn
  • » Benjamin Levy
  • » Sandeep Bhagwati

11h00

Break @ Hexagram Resource Centre

11h30

Social Roles of Improv @ Hexagram Resource Centre

  • » Georgina Born
  • » Eric Lewis, Joane Hétu
  • » Barbara Scales, Danielle Palardy Roger

13h00

Lunch @ Hexagram Resource Centre

14h30

Meaning in Comprovisation - where does it go when it is gone, where does it come from when it happens ? @ Hexagram Resource Centre

  • » Günter Zöller
  • » Maurice Charland
  • » Mark Applebaum
  • » Ricardo Dal Farra
  • » Sha Xin Wei

17h30

Break @

18h00

Response to the Day @ matralab

  • » Nicolas Reeves
  • » Liselyn Adams

19h00

High Tea / Dinner @ Hexagram Resource Centre

20h30

Performances IV - Artificial @ Hexagram Black Box

  • » Mark Applebaum, "Intellectual Property" for Disklavier
  • » George E. Lewis, "Artificial Life" (Version for String Quartet), Quatuor Bozzini
  • » David Rosenboom, "Argus's Eyes" for Disklavier
  • » Sandeep Bhagwati, "monochrom I-IV" for active score & string quartet, Quatuor Bozzini

SUNDAY MAY 27, 2012 - WRAPS & JAMS

12h00

Performances V - Local @ Hexagram Black Box

  • » Hanna Abd El Nour, Corps Sonore (Sound Installation)
  • » Quatuor Caribou Mercredi Supermusique w/ Charity Chan (piano) Lori Freedman (bass clarinet), Danielle Palardy Roger (percussion) Joane Hétu (voice, sax)

13h00

Open Discusson, Moderator: Sandeep Bhagwati @ Hexagram Resource Centre

14h30

Coffee Break w/ lunchy snacks @ Hexagram Resource Centre

15h30

Performance Improv - Setup and Rehearsals for Collective Creations:
Confitures de Montreal + Bhagwati: Rives & Dérives @ Hexagram Black Box

  • » All participants & guests musicians including: Guy Pelletier, Choeur Maha (Kathy Kennedy), Gabriel Dharmoo

18h00

Performances VI - Wraps @ Hexagram Black Box

  • » Collective Comprovisations Coordinating Curious Computer Carols & Co-evolutive Compositions Co-Performed Collectively By Workshop And Guest Musicians
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