We are European improvisors, whose lives revolve around performing and organizing concerts, recordings, festivals, and finding the spaces to share, create and ultimately bring our music to a wide range of audiences, often through the occupation and revitalization of the dead spaces in modern urban planning. All this comes out of a love for our music and the community surrounding it.
Despite the high quality of the events, of the music being presented and the appreciation from the conscious audience outside the mainstream industries, the overwhelming amount of work often falls to small groups or individuals which makes it difficult to reach potential audiences. Making it as individuals can be quite a challenge.
There is Change in the Air!
Now There is Change in the Air and to support this change we have created the SHARE project.
Together we can extend networks, build links of solidarity among artists, promote the practice of improvisation as a utopian way of living in the world (politically, socially, philosophically, psychologically, as a healing force), encourage new and sustainable models of collaboration based on a do-it-yourself and peer-to-peer approach, and hence strengthen our independence through solidarity and collaboration.
SHARE has received a European grant that permits 2 years of work and exchange with the aim to create a larger federation.
Today, SHARE is run collaboratively by 5 partners located in 4 different European countries including impro collectives, record labels, festivals and cultural institutions. The future perspective will be to create a network of all interested parties from the European scene.
SHARE creates possibilities for this network to be built collectively through:
- artistic meetings all over Europe that bring together artists, researchers, and professionals from different disciplines, and engage them in different activities: jam sessions, concerts, cultural and educational meetings, peer-to-peer training sessions, conferences, and debates;
- this open-source online database –– for a better circulation of information in an exclusively collaborative manner. It will include and connect all the actors/practitioners in the sector: artists, musicians, dancers, painters, activists, researchers, journalists, programmers, festivals, venues. The SHARE database will become a platform for horizontal information sharing;
- as a result of the EU supported the SHARE project we will build a Federation that can continue this work in the future covering as much of the scene as possible.
We imagine SHARE as a self-managed and horizontal organization offering exchange of goods and services among artists and other partners in the field.
Join us and get in touch with SHARE!