What’s the idea of the AVIF and for whom?
The AVIF is open to professional or very committed, experienced vocal improv singers—those who are intensively involved with vocal improv, who are currently investing in learning, who are interested in imparting vocal improvisation skills or already do so and who want to actively contribute and exchange their experiences. We meet at different locations, so far in Southern Germany and Switzerland, where hosts organise since 2016 a space and time for practice. What is close to our hearts:
Participants come to the AVIF with an attitude of curiosity and openness. We know how to listen carefully and share the leadership intuitively. We take turns bringing in exercise ideas and improvisation forms, and we try out new and unpolished things together. We are interested in odd meters, polyrhythms, different scales and harmonies, and we already have some skill in this area. We learn from and with each other to deepen our skills in the areas of improvisation, leadership and stage performance. In addition to practicing music, we take time for reflection and talk about what we perceive and learn, and we give each other constructive feedback.