Bimhuis

Workshops, sessions & labs

WORKSHOP IMPROVISATION

Every Tuesday night at 8 PM (except for Tuesdays in July and August and in the Christmas season).
Check the monthly program for any changes.
Free admission for musicians and visitors.

All instruments all welcome, voice included. Participating musicians need to be ready to play at 8 PM sharp. It is not necessary to apply for participation.

The workshop improvisation is led by Arnold Dooyeweerd, musician, bass player and music teacher.


In this workshop the emphasis lies on creating a situation in which you can't fall back on written music while playing together. Even when you are not mastering your instrument yet, your personal development will be attended to while using your skills during improvising.

Usually the workshop starts with an exercise concerning things that went wrong in previous performances.
Occasionally the exercise will be done by volunteers to illustrate this principle, at other times the exercise will be an individual matter. After a short break there will be played in small groups, usually with an assignment, sometimes after a short rehearsal. By that time an audience has arrived and the participants will be able to gain stage experience.

Session

Every Tuesday night at 10:00 PM (except for Tuesdays in July and August).
Check the monthly program for any changes.
Free admission for musicians and visitors.

In collaboration with and led by the Music Conservatory of Amsterdam

Monday match - music and dance impro lab

Every first Monday of the month at 8:30 PM (starts in October 2006)
Check the monthly program for any changes.
Free admission

Music and dance impro lab. A space to share the common experience of space transformed by sound, movement and light. A creative experience and a ritual meeting for all improvisation lovers.