Written by: Morten Mosgaard, Songs of the moment
When we do a live concert with Songs of the Moment Nordic, every tune we sing is brand new and made up on the spot. This doesn’t mean that everything happening is “brand new”, since we often use various things to help us get inspired and to help us find a common direction within the music. This is what I have called “Framing” or a “Frame” in my last blog-post: Where do good improvisations come from?. The frame could be set by the beat, genre, harmony, sound, story, actual exercises we have made at the rehearsals or from many other elements. In this case, Framing can be translated into “creating a common understanding of the active musical intentions”. Continue Reading
Well – our goal is to inspire people to sing and improvise. That’s why we are so glad to learn that a danish efterskole (a one year boarding-school for music students) who supported our crowd funding campaign, will teach an improv class next year. Go go improv class at Musikefterskolen i Humble.
Here is your dedicated improvisation from Songs of the Moment – thank you for the contribution!
We are proud to announce that our full Copenhagen concert is here. A moment we will never forget. With the best audience you could imagine, the most generous funders, helpful camera/sound guys and an inspired Songs of the Moment group.
We know a lot about many things in this world, but there are still things which we can’t really understand fully. One of these things is the process underlying how our brain takes in information, stores this information for later use or how it makes use of this information in the present. This raises a lot of questions about inspiration, creativity, cooperation, communication, learning and so on. My favorite question is this: Do ideas come from within our minds, from outside or from a combination of the two? I see this as a very important question when doing improvisation; therefore, I will try to provide an answer in this article. Continue Reading
I truly believe everyone can become a better singer through working with group improvisations. At least I think I have become a better singer because of my focus on improvisation. That’s why I want to share some of the reasons, as I see it, as to why everyone should do group improvisations. This is the first post about the subject, focusing mainly on what improvisation can teach us and how we can use this knowledge every time we sing. Continue Reading
Still high after our great improvised concert, the NORDIC team needs to address a special and warm thanks to our friend and supporter Reinhard Heller. Reinhard was a major contributor to our crowdfunding campaign as well as supporting by sharing and engaging people in our event. THANK YOU Reinhard!
This one is for you
Tonights concert (at 20:20) will be, as you have probably already read, streamed live. We have made a little streamning-site for this, follow the link bellow and you’re ready to go.
…and of course you can still support our project at our IndieGogo site, like some of the other wonderful funder’s we’ve got
Yesterday we wen’t to this very special little community of ecological builders, who build their own houses from for examble strawhouses or secondhand tree material. The goal is to create sustainable and affordable dream houses. We joined the shared dinner and later gave a concert in one of the beautiful houses.