Retreat:Wales 2022! Aims to take you to a peaceful place in Wales, rural and remote, where in solitude or in the presence of a community, artists can refresh and renew their engagement with the nature and practice of free ensemble improvisation in music and thought
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This article was unpublished in 2018. Progress came to a stand still, static. Then in 2021 as an unexpected outcome and consequence of COVID-19 and the software ZOOM I speculate there has been an increase in connectivity, networking, communication and social discourse between improvisers. This new connectivity could form the constituency of interest that makes the relaunch of `retreats for improvisers` a viable and realistic proposal..
Phil Morton commends this to the house of the commons.
Not all activities carried out by individuals or groups in the genre or practice of `free improvisation` are free ensemble improvisations,
Examples of interference with the practice of free improvisation are.
P Morton has come to adopt a term used by others: referential, in an attempt to categorise this list of methods that tresspass into the world of free improv. Referential simply means the improviser is required to refer to an external referent, that maybe a document or idea that influences what the person does within the parameters of music.
Here is a proposed list of what may happen at a Retreat.
Related: awaiting further citation
Full list to follow
The retreat concept: is to last for more than one day.
More citation is required.
Ikaros Studio Conwy North Wales
Address: Nanerth, Pandy Tudor, Abergele LL22 8UN
Created and maintained by the artists, Andrew leslie Hooker and Meliisa Pusut
Anoikis is a contemporary dance company dedicated to choreographic and electroacoustic research. Anoikis is developing its signature live electroacoustic/experimental dance compositions to incorporate the languages of butoh and extreme characterization
Find the A548
From Llanrwst turn right onto B5384
From the north / Abergele direction turn left onto the B5348
After 1.4 miles (google maps says) turn right onto an unclassified road, which has a display with the word Nanerth on it
refer to the image below
Llanrwst (google maps) is 5.8 miles, the duration by car is 13 minutes.
Llanrwst has two railway stations, so be careful if you arrange to meet at the station!
The foreground road is the B5348, one of the signs (google street life) says Nanerth, take this track to reach your destination