Free Improvisation Workshop with Lê Quan Ninh

Valhalsgade 4, 2200 København
09 feb 2019 kl. 14:00 - 15:20
Billetter DKK 100,00 - DKK 150,00
Billetter DKK 100,00 - DKK 150,00

Awareness Listening Workshop

To play with the sound is to hear everything as music. We can not produce sound or appreciate the silence from which sound comes from, without being ready to listen.

To listen is to take into account the directions of the sound, its proximity or its distance, its softness or its volume, its height, its direction, etc.

All these sounds simple, but one has to devote him or herself to this task of awareness listening, by removing conditioned barrier for a true listening. 

Through a series of exercises and games, the workshop will open the participants to the new dimention of sounds, sounds that are "like so many bubbles that burst on the surface of silence". (H.-D. Thoreau)

Here is an introduction of Lê Quan Ninh, "To Hear a Sound Is Always a Joy"

Listen to Ninh's improvisation:

The workshop is designed for musicians interested in free improvisation and deep listening. All participants should bring their instrument (except those trained singers using voice as an instrument). For percussionists, bring smaller instruments with you.

Other practical information:

The workshop will be taking place in "Store Sal" in Osramhuset, which is on the first floor of the location.

OBS: One can no longer scan the yellow card to come in. Instead you will receive a code from me once you have signed up. In case you buy the ticket in the very last moment on Feb.9, please text me at 26419932 to receive the code.

In case of any other problems arises, please call Ying-Hsueh  at 26419932 or Mei-Long at 27589056 on the workshop day.

"Store Sal" will be open at 13:30. Please arrive 10 minutes earlier so we can all start on time. 

The workshop will be taken place in English. 

It is recommended for the participants to wear any style of casual clothes (better avoid high heels and neck-ties).

Lê Quan Ninh (born Paris, 1961) is an internationally acclaimed free improvisation and contemporary music expert, known for his extraordinary stage presence and insights in music.

As an improvisor, he participates at numerous meetings in Europe and in North America and plays regularly in ensembles in forms that mix improvised acoustic & electroacoustic music, 'performance art', dance, poetry, experimental cinema, photography and video.

His discography counts about 40 CD on european and north american labels. The last release (Aplomb, 2015) is a duet with his long term colleague Michel Doneda. Read his discography here:

In 2014, he publishes the translation of his book Improvising Freely. The ABCs of an Experience

Learn more about Ninh:

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