Created by american composer Walter Thompson in the 1970’s, SoundPainting is an international compositional sign language. Using a palette of hundreds of gestures, the Soundpainter builds live compositions with the improvised responses of an ensemble of Perfomers/Improvisers.
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Brief History of other Conducted Improvisation techniques
In the 60’s Sun Ra, visionary keyboard player and creator/conductor of “The Arkestra”, was using an undefined mixture of written scores and collective improvisation, “cosmic-jazz”. His interstellar inspirations led him very naturally to start using very personal hands or body gestures in order to … read more