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SOUNDPAINTING: From Gesture to Improvisation
Workshop led by Laurent Rochelle, France

| Friday – Sunday, 1st – 3rd July 2011 | 10.00 / CCNS, ’Tribina mladih’ Hall |

Soundpainting as a language of signs for conducting improvisations was developed by composer Walter Thompson in the early 1970s in the United States of America. The language, with its multitude of signals, can be taken as an encouragement for musicians, singers, dancers, actors and visual artists in front of a conductor to act on stage. Great compositions can be created in real time without notations and scores. 
Soundpainting is a simple and fun technique easy to learn and master, and can be equally interesting for experienced musicians and beginners, both classical music performers and jazzmen.
There will be a concert, representing the workshop results, held on the last day of the International Festival of Alternative and New Theatre Infant 2011.
Laurent Rochelle, a musician and composer, plays the saxophone and bass clarinet, and composes music for different situations (for bands, theatre, film, etc.) He is also involved in improvisational Big Band work with the use of Soundpainting technique, which he learned in France with Etienne Rolin and Walter Thompson. He is involved in educational work as well, teaching musicians who are interested in improvisation in music.


Presentation of the workshop–concert:
Laurent Rochelle and the workshop participants, France/Serbia

Sunday, 3rd July 2011   22.00 / CCNS, Open Stage