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.
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