Soundpainting – What is it? It is like a sign language that allows musicians, dancers and actors to compose a group, an orchestra where each one intervenes with what he/she can do. A master of ceremonies transmits to each person the set of signs that allow them to follow the instantaneous composition and try to become a conductor in their turn.
No prerequisites, no age limit (from 7 years old), we just ask you to be in a good mood and have a good dose of curiosity.
- Development of group play (listening, interaction, artistic involvement) with the idea of creating a public performance at the end of the workshops.
- Discovery of a new and universal sign language that develops the personal creativity of the performers through improvisation.
- Learning to direct (as a soundpainter) a multidisciplinary ensemble (music, theater and dance).
The workshops are open to all participants, musicians, dancers, actors of all aesthetics, all ages and all levels.
The target audience
The workshops and master classes are designed for everyone: from the amateur musician to the music school/conservatory student to the professional musician.
The speakers are all musicians from the Collectif Koa’s formations and have a confirmed pedagogical experience.
Alfred began to be interested in music at the age of 12 through rock music and in particular Jimi Hendrix, then quickly turned to jazz and what makes this music so attractive: improvisation. Graduated from the conservatories of Perpignan and Strasbourg, he plays with several jazz bands before founding in 2008 the Collectif Koa in Montpellier, of which he becomes the artistic director, which allows him to meet and work with Steve Coleman, Aka Moon, Magic Malik, Jim Black...
A versatile accompanist, he has had the pleasure of playing with Serge Lazarévitch, Joël Allouche, Jeroen Van Herzeele, Julien Lourau, Hugues Mayot, Franck Vaillant, John Tchicaï, Pierre Van Dormael, Cherif Soumano... A globetrotting musician, he has played in many countries in France and throughout the world.
Currently, he directs the Grand Ensemble Koa, and accompanies several groups including Gratitude Trio, Peemaï... Alfred directs and participates in many Soundpainting projects.
Alfred is a jazz teacher at the Conservatoire de Montpellier.
After four years at the conservatory of Nîmes, Pascal Bouvier obtained a DEM in classical slide trombone. He then specialized for two years at the CRR in Jacques Mauger's class, while at the same time obtaining a degree in musicology and a DEM in jazz at the Perpignan Conservatory with Serge Lazarevitch.
He evolves within eclectic projects, from the symphonic orchestra to the Big Band through the Brass band, rock, Latin and jazz combos with which he goes on national and European tours, records several albums and performs during numerous international festivals in France and abroad.
He is currently pursuing his career as a trombonist with the Collectif Koa, which he joined in 2009, the music hall orchestra Octane and the brass band Lorkès 974, for which he is also an arranger, as well as with the group Ethioda.
The formulas are adaptable according to your request.
2 or 3 day course (5 to 6 hours per day) + public performance (about 45 minutes of performance with all the participants directed by the instructors)
Regular workshops (2 hours minimum to be determined with the participants according to the target audience – amateur / confirmed artists, music school, school, young audience…) + public restitution