Musical improvisation is the creative activity of immediate musical composition, which combines performance with communication of emotions and instrumental technique, as well as spontaneous response to external stimuli. In this Improv 101 workshop, participants will learn about the concept of improvisation through the lens of electronics and will have an opportunity to improvise and explore sound with various digital and analog synthesizers, a sampler, and effects processors. This workshop is open to all – no previous experience with improvisation or a musical instrument necessary!
About the instructor: Eve Maret is a Nashville-based experimental artist and composer who employs a wide array of electronic media and techniques in her various disciplines, exploring the possibilities of personal and communal healing through creative action. To Eve, the act of creating is a wholehearted “Yes.” She is devoted to creating and performing in a way that is inherently artful, emotionally raw, and transcendent. Drawing inspiration from nineteenth-century orchestral and choral works, the Fluxus movement, Kosmische Musik and funk, Eve makes use of digital and modular synthesizers, a vocoder, clarinet, soprano saxophone, electric bass, guitar, and MIDI Sprout technology to create works that range from lush cinematic compositions to space disco. Eve has performed across the United States alongside artists such as Xiu Xiu, JEFF the Brotherhood, Lydia Lunch, and Sun Araw. In March of 2018 and 2019, she performed at Big Ears Festival’s 12-Hour drone. She also performs in Flower Power Synth and Woodwind Ensemble with JayVe Montgomery and Will Hicks, as well as The Feature, her electronic duo with Adrienne Franke. FPSWE released Titanic II in 2019 on Kentucky label Obsolete Staircases.