Toxværd Blog 5: Prelude to the project presentation

Laura Toxværd is finishing her artistic research project with a double concert and an art book. She will present her project on April 13th at RMC.
6. apr. 2016
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In the afternoon on April 13 at RMC I will be presenting the artistic research (KUV) project that I have been working on half time the last 15 months. Here follows some information about the results and the process of the project:

My project’s title: Composition of graphic and sonic works through the improvisers’ co-creation

A synopsis of the project: Taking my compositions as a point of departure, the project investigates the improvisers’ co-creation in the compositional process. The composer explores how improvisers’ ideas can be integrated in the development of the compositions, and explores what impact the integration has on the works of art. In the project, graphic scores are being designed, through the means of which I am seeking to bring forth new aesthetic forms of expressions.

Artistic results & reflections:

1) Live-recording of the double concert at Jazzhouse, Cph, March 17: “Laura Toxværd Compositions”. Release on ILK Music July 1, 2016, on two vinyl albums

Line-up, first concert: Laura Toxværd - alto sax, vocal; Carsten Dahl – piano; Jonas Westergaard - double bass, vocal; Raymond Strid - drums.

Compositions performed: RAWHIDE, TICKLED, QUARREL, SHYSTER, URNABLE, VOWELLY.

Line-up, second concert: Laura Toxværd - alto sax, clarinet; Jeppe Zeeberg – piano; Nicolai Kaas Claesson – bass; Rune Lohse - drums.

Compositions performed: QUA, SHY, RAW, URN, VOW, TIC.

2) An art book published April 13, 2016, by Forlaget Spring: “Laura Toxværd Compositions – 18 Graphic Scores”. Containing the project’s graphic scores and including critical reflections on the artistic processes.

Documentation:

November 2016 Article in a Danish KUV (artistic research) anthology, ed. Anne Gry Haugland (The Royal Danish Academy of Music)

April 2016 Blog 5

March 2016 Result concert at Jazzhouse, Cph http://www.jazzhouse.dk/jazzklub/laura-toxværd-feat-dahlstridwestergaard-dødens-garderobe

March 2016 Interview in DownBeat http://www.downbeat.com/digitaledition/2016/spcindie/48-49.html

March 2016 Blog 4 https://rmc.dk/da/blog/toxvaerd-blog-4-sonics-part-3-3#.VvwNoybVzIU

February/March 2016 Interview in JazzhouseXGlobal magazine (p.37-40) https://issuu.com/jazzhousecph/docs/jazzhouse_magasin_februar_marts_til

February 2016 Research visit at New York University, Department of Music & Performing Arts

December 2015 Blog 3 https://rmc.dk/da/blog/toxvaerd-blog-3-sonics-part-2-3#.VvvEuybVzIU

November 2015 Presentation (submitted proposal accepted) at the artistic research symposium “Unfolding the Process” at Arne Norheim Centre, Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo

November 2015 Presentation at the Danish KUV-seminar (an artistically interdisciplinary artistic research seminar)

October 2015 Guest at the Norwegian Artistic Research Autumn Forum

October 2015 Blog 2 https://rmc.dk/da/blog/toxvaerd-blog-2-sonics-part-1-3#.VvvD5ibVzIU

July 2015 Process concert organized in collaboration with the artist collective “ILK” at Copenhagen Jazz Festival

June 2015 Blog 1 https://rmc.dk/da/blog/toxvaerd-blog-1-introduction#.VvvCoSbVzIU

May 2015 Process concert organized in collaboration with the composer collective “SKRÆP” at RMC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySXbhOysldM

April 2015 Participant at the EPARM conference (European Platform for Artistic Research in Music)

March 2015 Interview, RMCs homepage https://rmc.dk/da/news/medskabelse-sat-paa-noder#.VvvBECbVzIU

March 2015 Guest at the Norwegian Artistic Research Spring Forum

Om Laura Toxværd

Altsaxofonist, komponist og studieadjunkt ved RMC.

 

Har udgivet tre albums i eget navn. Medstifter af og forhenværende forkvinde for kunstner-kollektivet og pladeselskabet ILK.

 

I 2009 tildelt Statens Kunstfonds 3-årige arbejdsstipendium af det rytmiske og klassiske tonekunstudvalg i fællesskab.

 

Uddannet fra RMC (2004) og har en kandidatgrad i musikpædagogik fra Aarhus Universitet (2013).

 

Klik her for Laura Toxværds profil på rmc.dk

KUNSTNERISK UDVIKLINGSVIRKSOMHED

I Kulturministeriets definition er kunstnerisk udviklings-virksomhed en integreret del af en kunstnerisk proces, der fører frem til et offentligt tilgængeligt resultat og ledsages af en refleksion over såvel processen som præsentationen af resultatet.