Klas and Katt presented our project at Interference #5, a laboratory for artistic research in music at the Inter Arts Center in Malmö. This was a peer-reviewed and curated event, organized by the Malmö Academy of Music in collaboration with NKFM (Nationellt Nätverk för Konstnärlig Forskning i Musik). The aim of the series of events is to create a discourse within music research that draws from performative and material perspectives on musical creativity, and the session we participated in was “The creative process in free improvisation”, alongside Professor Per-Anders Nilsson.
Our presentation included audio and video recordings from our artistic practice, interweaved with the concept-methods and analytical perspectives that we have been developing. Together with Nilsson’s presentation, this instigated a rewarding discussion concerning methods for artistic research in general, as well as collaborative and “problem-finding” creativity in particular. The other presentations during this three-day event — including among others Henrik Frisk, Bennett Hogg, Elisabeth Belgrano, Eveliina Sumelius-Lindblom, Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir, Francisca Skoogh, Kent Olofsson, Karin Johansson, Nguyen Thanh Thuy, and Stefan Östersjö — also supplied highly valuable input for us!