Calendar

2022

  • Wed
    15
    Jun
    2022

    Webinar Ensemble Improvisation

    20:00-21:00

    Online

    (In Dutch)
    Improviseren in klassieke ensembles
     

    Bij improvisatie in de klassieke muziek denk je misschien eerst aan die fantastische componisten die in hun eentje de sterren van de hemel improviseerden, zoals Bach, Mozart, Beethoven of Paganini. Maar improviseerden klassieke muzikanten vroeger ook in een ensemble, zoals in de jazz bijvoorbeeld? Het antwoord is een luid en duidelijke JA! Hoe kan dat nou, met z’n allen tegelijk? In dit webinar laat Robert je van twee kanten kennismaken. Ten eerste krijg je tips hoe je hiermee als ensemble zou kunnen beginnen, hierbij lettend op een zo breed mogelijke toepassing: van zangduo tot orkest en van beginner tot iemand die wat meer weet van muziektheorie. Ten tweede duiken we de geschiedenis in en zien we dat improvisatie in ensembles al vanaf het begin van de klassieke westerse muziek voor komt.

    Meer informatie / boeken

  • Fri
    24
    Jun
    2022

    Closed event - concert in Milan

    In preparation of the Bach Biennale we have a try-out concert

  • Fri
    01
    Jul
    2022
    Mon
    04
    Jul
    2022

    Online baroque ornamentation course

    Zoom course

    ONLINE COURSE
    Ornamentation in the Baroque

    For all levels -Beginning of July – Online

    We dive into ornamentation for a slow movement with Johann Joachim Quantz’s help. Quantz left us an example adagio constructed from basic building blocks. For each building block he notated several ornaments that work. These same building blocks can be found everywhere in baroque music! 

    On the first day of the course we will work on learning options for one building block, and how to fill up intervals. We are using Quantz’s own Adagio!

    Find out more

  • Tue
    05
    Jul
    2022
  • Thu
    07
    Jul
    2022

    ImproMania

    19:30

    HERDERKIRCHE, WEIMAR

    A concert with baroque violinist and improviser Anaïs Chen. More information here.

  • Sun
    10
    Jul
    2022

    ThinkTank at Bach Biennale Weimar

    10:00-13:00

    HOTEL ELEPHANT WEIMAR / LICHTSAAL

    Discussions with the panel and audience about the future of improvisation!

  • Sun
    10
    Jul
    2022
    Sat
    16
    Jul
    2022

    MentiParti - Partimento summer academy

    Basel, Switzerland

    This course focuses on partimento, but there are many related subjects as well.  Catherine Motuz is doing an excellent renaissance improvisation workshop and we are learning about solfeggio as well. There are also the partimento specialists Peter van Tour, Ewald Demeyere and instigator Tobias Cramm.

    I am going to focus on helping melody players to make their first steps in Partimento on their own instruments.

    I will bring together three ideas in separate workshops: 

    Improvising two part counterpoint on a partimento based on ideas in solo fantasias by Telemann. Being responsible for bass and melody is super useful, i have found and introduces the next step well: improvising on a partimento whilst someone else plays the bass. Your own solo repertoire will be useful, but also the solfeggi we are learning about in other classes, because they use beautiful melodies on typical partimento bass lines that we can steal. 

    Finally inspired by Martini and Corelli we will look at trio sonata setting improvisations on partimenti!

    More information

  • Sun
    07
    Aug
    2022

    In Praise of Folly - Concert

    15:00
    • 15:00
    • Zeewolde, De Verbeelding

    A journey through the ages, Erasmus’ texts and The Scroll Ensemble’s creativity at max capacity.

    More information and tickets

  • Sun
    07
    Aug
    2022
    Sun
    14
    Aug
    2022

    Apollo Summer Academy

    Warffum, The Netherlands

    A chamber music course with a daily improvisation workshop and possibilities to work on improvisation privately or in a group as well.
    More information about the course

  • Sat
    24
    Sep
    2022

    KVNM RENTRÉE 2022: research in progress

    13:30-17:00

    Parnassos, Utrecht

    The Royal Society for Dutch Music History organises the KVNM Rentrée 2022! The focus of this mini-symposium lies on new research. Researchers will present their latest ideas in short presentations and then enter into discussion with other participants. The idea is that the discussion will lead to new insights that can further the presented research. The topics are diverse: from the use of partimento pedagogy for improvisation to the influence of antidepressants on tone perception. There will be an opportunity for drinks and informal exchange after the event. 

    Robert will be one of the presenters, talking about his ongoing partimento research. Here is a sample in this video:

    More information about the symposium through this link

  • Sat
    22
    Oct
    2022
    Sun
    23
    Oct
    2022

    Online Baroque Ornamentation Course

    Online (Zoom)

    For all levels and instruments.

    Learn about baroque ornamentation with Quantz’s simple strategies!
    Find out more here.

  • Sat
    19
    Nov
    2022
    Sun
    20
    Nov
    2022

    Improvisation Conference (ONLINE)

    Online

    More information soon.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Y29QZX_SuMW61lV8Vt0YmKRCl3lZM974/view

    Robert will provide one of the ‘performances’ in the conference