| Improvised Collective | pioneer group of performance and research in Contemporary Improvisation of Unicamp, formed in 2013 for specific projects.
| Coordinated | by Manuel Falleiros, PhD in Creative Processes by Eca / USP, career researcher PQ-UNICAMP.
| Free Improvisation | is the search for the new at every moment, intensifying the present. Free Improvisation need not be restricted to the appropriateness of style as in idiomatic improvisations. Collective improvisation is developed through an interactive construction, such as a conversation or a game with sounds.
Cadavre Exquis [M. Falleiros] – 2020 version
During the CoVid-19 pandemic, in 2020 we developed an improvisation based on the play «Cadavre Exquis» (M. Falleiros – 2013). Just like in the surrealist artists’ game, an improviser performs solo improvisation, but only sends the last few seconds to the next improviser. This next improviser, in turn, based only on a final fragment, performs his improvisation and, likewise, sends only a small final section to the next improviser. And so on. After the sequence, all improvisations were put together in order, offering an unexpected result for improvisers …and later edited in disarray …
Tales Botéchia | Arisa Ribeiro | Geremias Tiófilo | Rafael Yasuda | Ricardo Brandão | Luiz Roveran | Lucas Ribeiros | Nikolas Lisboa | Maurício Guil | Victor de Oliveira
Game Pieces – 2019
1) Aventura (Coletivo Improvisado) – 2015 2) Hand Piece (S. Tetsu) – 2005 3) Estudo de Orquestração (S. Tetsu) – 2005 4) 5 assinaturas (M. Falleiros) – 2016 5) COBRA (J. Zorn) – 1984
Marcelo Rocha dos Passos | Felipe Dos Santos Silva | Carlos Roberto Ferreira Dos Santos | Marcos da Silva de Paiva | Willian Billi | Isac Rodrigues de Almeida | Samuel Donizeth de Oliveira | Flíblio Ferreira de Souza | Mariana Lima Maia | Breno de Souza Rodrigues
Four works for Improvisers [A. Faraco] – 2019
In-between Proposals – 2018
Aus den Sieben Tagen [K.Stockhausen] – 2018
Performed integrally by Improvised Collective on 06/22/2018 at the Casa do Lago – UNICAMP
The year 2017 is completed 10 years after the death of the German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, with many innovative and controversial works. This concert celebrated the 50th anniversary of the iconic work ‘Aus Den Sieben Tagen’ (From the Seven Days) that inaugurated the concept of intuitive music, coined by the composer and still not widespread. The 15 poems that make up the work, written under the influence of Eastern philosophy, explore a particular interpretation of free improvisation. Searching for musical thematic songs and randomness and finding possibilities that do not refer to free jazz, Stockson bases his intuitive music concept under the premise of a music that flows to the media of musical genres and towards sonorities still unknown.
Members: Arthur Faraco (acoustic bass), Carlos do Santos (percussion), Edu Hebling (bass), Fred Tavares (sax), Helder Pinheiro (ac. guitar), Ivan Barasnevicius (el. guitar), Lula Fidalgo(guitar), Mário Marques (clarone), Rafael Santana (trumpet) and PhD Prof. Manuel Falleiros (general coordination, winds), Cássio Moreira (translation, percussions), Paulo Souza (technical staff).
Proposals – 2017
Proposals made by the group members themselves, cultivating the seeds of the avant-garde 1968: graphic, textual scores, improvisation proposals.
Famas – 2017
FAMA (phêmê), winged mythological figure. The one in charge of spreading all the news, from the gods or from men. Wielding a trumpet, allows no murmurs, listens to the world in its resonant bronze palace, sees with its many eyes as mouths to proclaim. Its wings allow it to be anywhere to ascertain events. Nothing will be hidden under your domain. Conception and performance: Manuel Falleiros, Daiane Correa, Ana Clara Ferraz.
The Complete Treatise: The music of Cornelius Cardew – 2016
The work of British composer Cornelius Cardew (1936-1981) brings together a diversity of geometric figures, numbers, lines and some musical symbols written between 1963 and 1967. The composer never left specific instructions for the work, but suggested that each performer or group build his own interpretation, seeking to explore the limits of musical notation and music itself.
Performers: Alberto Ferreira (piano), Nando Penteado (extended guitar), Carlos Roberto (vibraphone), Cássio Moreira (percussion), Diego Assis (guitar), Paulo Flores (flute and classical), Marcelo Pereira (baritone saxophone), Ronalde Monezzi (tenor saxophone) and ManuelFalleiros (direction and saxophone),
Technical Team: Carolina Carvalho (Produção), Fabiana Benini (bibliotecária CIDDIC), Maria do Rosário Zullo – tratamento gráfico, Vinicius Cintra – digitalização, José Santana – Partitura Gráfica, Caio Polesi (Peripécia Filmes) animação em vídeo.
Moriana – 2015
Starting from the idea contained in Italo Calvino’s homonymous text (from the book “The Invisible Cities”) – to describe a city that shelters the forms of subjectivity – the members of the collective composed their own city, Moriana itself, by the agglutination and treatment of fragments. of videos that each member found significant. Improvisation follows with the video, but not with the idea of soundtrack, but of interaction with the images and other sounds. They are sounds and images interacting not simply with question-answer or figurative sonoplastic sound symbols, but rather with the idea of construction and deconstruction, front and back, ruin and work, tragically present in Calvin’s text.
Program notes here.
Circuito de Improvisação Livre – Trackers, São Paulo – 2014
Workshop with Franziska Schroeder (SARC- Belfast University) – 2014
Orquestra Errante and Coletivo Improvisado, Unicamp – 2013
Project STRATEGY – 2012