Lisa Nelson, die Entwicklerin der Tuning Scores, wird per Zoom zu unserer gemütlichen Tuning Lounge geschaltet. Gemeinsam mit ihr, den Performer:innen und den Zuschauer:innen vor Ort sprechen wir über die Entstehung, die Entwicklung und die Denkart
der Tuning Scores. Welche Werte, Werkzeuge und persönlichen Geschichten bilden die Philosophie der Arbeit – und wie können diese im Alltag – gesellschaftlich, politisch, sozial – übersetzt und gelebt werden?
Moderation: Bryce Kasson
Lisa Nelson and Scott Smith have collaborated since the early '90's, researching, developing and performing Lisa's approach to dance improvisation (which became the Tuning Scores), first in the group Image Lab with Karen Nelson and KJ Holmes, and later in many varied constellations and contexts.
It was originally planned that both would take part in this first Sofort Improvisationstage Festival in person, and they both contributed to the shape and scope of the festival. However, the pandemic's unpredictable effects on travel made it impossible for them to be here in Cologne. We are happy to have them in virtual conversation with us.
Lisa Nelson, player of Tuning Scores, explorer of the role of the senses in the performance and observation of movement, is intrigued by dance behavior, systems of transmission and translation, patterns of surviving culture, and the sense of imagination. Improvisational dance, thriving on values of collaboration, dialogue, and flexible survival strategies, has been at the core of her artistic practice. Editing in many mediums has been a life practice, including Contact Quarterly dance journal since 1976. Her writings are accessible on MovementResearch.org Critical Correspondance, and oralsite.be/pages/Anthology-Lisa-Nelson. She lives in Vermont, USA.
Scott Smith is a musician/composer and sound designer with a long background in dance/movement, and performance practice. He makes theatre, works in bands, teaches and collaborates with a wide range of practitioners. Originally from Wichita Kansas, he is currently resident in the UK, from where he works in bands, and also as a freelance performer and composer for dance, theatre and video projects.