Evan Parker – Interview with Franziska Schroeder at the 2017 ‘Jardins Efémeros’ Festival in Viseu, Portugal.

In July 2017 saxophonist and improviser Evan Parker led a group of improvisers to explore the acoustics and resonances of several derelict sites in and around the city of Viseu, Portugal. The event took place as part of the Jardins Efémeros Festival. After two days of workshops and playing sessions, Franziska Schroeder interviewed Evan about his own journey as an improvisers and on his thoughts on ‘free improvisation’.
This is the result of a 50mins talk between Evan and Franziska.

You can read the Transcribed Interview with Evan Parker here, too.

Happy to share some photos from the interview and a selection of photos from two days of workshops, exploring some pretty derelict but incredibly beautiful sites.

Photos by Fernando Carqueja, 2017


Some publications by Franziska Schroeder on improvisation:

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Schroeder, F. (2014). Soundweaving: Writings on Improvisation: Performing Improvisation – weaving fabrics of social systems. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing (edited book).

Schroeder, F. (December 2016). Museum City – Improvisation and the narratives of space. Organised Sound: An International Journal of Music and Technology, Volume 21, Number 3. Issue on ‘Sound and Narrative’. Available through Organised Sound.

Schroeder, F. (2017, forthcoming). An edited Contemporary Music Review Journal issue on improvisation and inclusivity. Call forthcoming.