Unreal Book - improvisation workshop with Piero Bittolo Bon
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Piero Bittolo Bon, musician of proven experience in the field of concerts, recording and teaching, it is involved in deepening and dissemination of improvisational strategies and repertoires usually little-known either as "official" teaching jazz channels. A culmination of this activity, in 2015 launched jointly the "BOOK THE UNREAL" project, a workshop hosted in its first edition by the Jazz Club Ferrara, with great participation of musicians from different backgrounds and experiences.
Students will undertake workshops of a four-hour intensive path that will wind among the free improvisation, the seminal game piece "Cobra" by John Zorn and some elements of the conduction developed by Butch Morris, passing through a series of group exercises designed to sharpen listening to each other, the team game and the ensemble sound.
In parallel, the Group will address a repertoire consists of original songs for teachers, as well as some important pages composers / improvisers such as Ornette Coleman, Muhal Richard Abrams, Henry Threadgill, Anthony Braxton, Steve Coleman, Tim Berne and others.
The songs will be first analyzed and dissected in their carriers, in order to give students the opportunity to deal with the execution will have access to a wide range of views and executive strategies points.
Emphasis will then be placed on an attitude of improvisation based on the concept of "instant composition", both solo and structural level, and the creation of a "sound" characteristic of the ensemble and seek to promote orchestrations and alternative roles for instrumentalists than the classic duality "rhythm / solo section", but without losing sight of the best that has been inherited from the more established jazz tradition.
At the end of the day, the 21 participants will perform in concert on stage of Billiards.
Cost of the workshop: 30 € / participant
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