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 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).
Workshops are open to all participants, musicians, dancers, actors of all aesthetics, all ages and all levels.
Workshops and master classes are designed for everyone: from the amateur musician to the music school/conservatory student to the professional musician.
The teachers are all musicians from the Collectif Koa’s formations and have a confirmed pedagogical experience.
At 12, Alfred develops an interest in music through rock and especially Jimi Hendrix. Then, he quickly turns to jazz and improvisations. Graduated from the Perpignan and Strasbourg conservatories, he plays with several jazz bands before founding the Collectif Koa in Montpellier in 2008. He collaborates with Steve Coleman, Aka Moon, Magic Malik, Jim Black. Versatile accompanist and traveller musician, he plays with Serge Lazarévitch, Joël Allouche, Jeroen Van Herzeele, Julien Lourau, John Tchicaï, Pierre Van Dormael, Cherif Soumano. Currently, he leads the Grand Ensemble Koa, contributes to several bands such as Gratitude Trio, Peemaï, Kunzit and the illustrated concert for kids Nefertiti. Alfred teaches jazz at the Conservatoire of Montpellier and also leads many Soundpainting projects.
After four years at the conservatory of Nîmes, Pascal Bouvier obtaines his classical slide trombone degree. He then specializes for two years in Jacques Mauger's class, while at the same time obtaining his degrees in musicology and in jazz at the Conservatory of Perpignan 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 joines in 2009, the music hall orchestra Octane and the brass band Lorkès 974, for which he is also an arranger, and also the band Ethioda.
Options 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