Jueves Mayo 23, 2024



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Dynamic lecture looking at the music of J. Coltrane and how it influenced post-Coltrane saxophonists as they developed their own creative approaches to improvising.

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Professor G.Keller of the University of Miami Frost School of Music, offers insights into stylistic flexibility and universal principles of saxophone sound and technique gained from 40 years of teaching.

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Soundpainting is the art of bringing together musicians, dancers and actors whatever their age and their level. You will discover the movements of this multidisciplinary art live by composing sign language.

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The factor is to explain ‘why’ and ‘how’ the balance is achieved and thus the music works; can be used for an effective interpretation.

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This book, by its different approaches, informs the saxophone players about their instrument’s history, and in a wider sense, music teachers about musical education’s evolution.


In the format of an interview, we will highlight his career objectives and life projects in his contribution to artistry and research concerning the saxophone, including its history, performance values and the aesthetics of music and artistry.


Illustration of some of the major compositions for saxophone from the large catalog of works by Claudio Gabriele. The soloist Matt Younglove will play during the conference.



Claudio Gabriele, composer, pianist, organist, conductor, was born in Rome, studied in Italy “S. Cecilia” Conservatory, France I.R.C.A.M., CRR Strasbourg, and the United States: New York University. He completed his training with today’s great composers: Ivan Fedele, Georges Aperghis, Brian Ferneyhough, Jacques Rebotier, Magnus Lindberg, Klaus Huber, Toshio Hosokawa, Jonathan Harvey. Claudio Gabriele teaches Composition and Computer Music at the State Conservatory of Benevento, Italy, where he is the Director of the Composition Department. He also collaborates as composer with: New York University, Vanderbilt University, Hartford University, Boston Conservatory, Longy School of Music, University of Montpellier and Strasbourg, Conservatories of Paris, Strasbourg, Nîmes, Aix-en.Prov.

Using the results of his research group from University of Brussels, Koen Dries will illustrate the principles of respiratory muscle training and the possible effects on the sound.



Koen Dries (1986) is a saxophone player, teacher, conductor and researcher that is currently pursuing a Phd in arts at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels (KCB) and the University of Brussels (VUB). As a researcher, Koen focuses on developing new approaches to common musical problems in cooperation with scientists. As a solist Koen appeared with symphony orchestras, wind bands and chamber ensembles in works of Ibert, Debussy, Jolas, Boutry, Maurice, … He was a prize winner at several national and international competitions (Competition for young Saxophone Players – Dinant, Axion Classics, Concours Européenne de Musique de Picardie – Amiens, …). As a teacher, Koen is currently assistant professor of saxophone at the Royal Conservatory of Brussel.

How a saxophone made of bits-and-pitcher becomes a subtle tool which brings lives change? This is the experience evidenced by Thomas Lecourt, assistant director of the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, Paraguay.

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In this workshop, Derek Brown discusses and demonstrates many of the various extended techniques he uses on the tenor sax.

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Meeting with the association A.SAX, its history, functions, members and partners to discover a new cohesion of the saxophone landscape in France and outside borders.

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