Exploring the process of developing an improvisation concert within the framework of intensity of interaction
This project views musical performances as collaborative practices, within which intensity is a relational phenomenon. The study is in one part a search for and an elaboration of various means of identifying, analyzing, and unveiling the elements, the variety of tendencies and tensions within musical performances. At the same time, the focus is on the musical communication in detail and as a whole. Therefore, the study speaks about the Intensity of Interaction. The presentation demonstrates the method of double stimulation, which is based on the work by Vygotski. Therefore, the study uses intensity ratings as part of the stimulated recall interview. This means that video recordings of the naturally occurring events provide data for investigating the visual and vocal aspects of human conduct, and the ratings in figures from 0% to 100% signify momentary intensity based on personal experiences. In the stimulated recall interview of the performers and the audience, the researcher also use questions in order to stimulate discussion as they watch the video. Video examples of improvisation performances with summary of the collected data constitute the presentation. ...