SPIIC Lecture Concert no.8

Teil 1 – mit Jean-Charles François (Lyon)

SPIIC – Studio For Polystylistic Improvisation and Interdisciplinary Crossover

Donnerstag 03.12.2020 18:00
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Ein dreiteiliges Workshop-Gespräch mit Vlatko Kučan sowie eine Fragerunde mit den Teilnehmenden

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Teil 1: Donnerstag, 3. Dezember, 18:00 Uhr
Teil 2: Donnerstag, 10. Dezember, 18:00 Uhr
Teil 3: Donnerstag, 17. Dezember, 18:00 Uhr

Eintritt frei

This SPIIC Lecture Concert is the second in a series of weekly workshop discussions to accompany our project Dreaming Fields of Action, which SPIIC initiated in cooperation with the Université Côte d'Azur in Nice and the Creative Space for Technical Innovations (CSTI) of HAW Hamburg. In the context of Dreaming Fields of Action, we will explore the possibilities of improvisation in virtual space in the upcoming months. In addition to the practical artistic exploration that we continuously pursue with ensembles in Hamburg and Nice, we have invited a number of excellent guests who will discuss with us various theoretical topics of improvisation, virtuality and technology.

Our third guest is Jean-Charles François, who is returning to SPIIC with the PaaLabRes project “Break the Walls”. This project is the third edition of the PaalabRes collective in Lyon, France and will be shortly published online (see www.paalabres.org). Its realization is by Jean-Charles François and Nicolas SidoroffIt and will be presented in three parts on three consecutive thursdays: December 03. / 10. and 17. We are very much looking forward to these evenings!

Jean-Charles François studied at the CNSMD in Paris. He studied composition with the Australian composer and conductor Keith Humble. Between 1962 and 1969, he participated as a soloist to numerous concerts of contemporary music in Paris and throughout Europe. Between 1965 and 1969, he was the co-director of the Centre de Musique at the American Center in Paris. In 1969 was appointed principal Percussion at the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and as percussion teacher at the University of Melbourne. He returned to Paris in 1972 as Musical Director of the Théâtre de la Cité Internationale and lecturer at Paris VIII University. In September 1972, he went to the University of California San Diego with a fellowship from the Rockfeller Foundation. In 1973 he was appointed on the music faculty at UCSD. He became director of the Center for Music Experiment (1979-1982) and later chairman of the UCSD Music Department (1982-1985). In 1975 he founded the experimental improvisation group KIVA with the trombonist John Silber. The group KIVA gave many concerts in the United States, Mexico, Europe and Australia until 1991. His book Percussion et musique contemporaine has been published by the Editions Klincksieck (Paris) in 1991. En 1994 he obtained his Doctorate at the University Paris VIII (title of the thesis: « The Creative Performer »). In 1990, he was appointed by the French Ministry of Culture, Director of the CEFEDEM Rhône- Alpes, a center devoted to the training of future music school’s teachers. In 1992, he joined the contemporary music ensemble Aleph, Paris. The ensemble has toured world wide extensively. He is a member of PaaLabRes Collective in Lyon. As an improvisator, he particpated recently to concerts and gatherings in New York, California, Musique Action Festival in Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, CEPI meetings in Puget-Ville and Valcivières, France, Wuppertal, Hamburg and at the Exploratorium, Berlin.