The full title of the project was Improvisation – Interaction – Composition: exploring feedback-systems as a compositional model.
The artistic research project was developed in the Programme for Research Fellowships in the Arts and at the Norwegian Academy of Music 2003-2007.
In the project, improvisation and composition are described as complementary attitudes towards musical creativity, as equivalent phenomena in distinct artistic domains. This duality leads to the statement of three main goals:
- to research general models of the interaction between improvisers and composers
- to develop techniques for the creative exploration of this interaction
- to apply this knowledge to artistic co-operations, resulting in musical works
The project resulted in several compositions and in the closing concert on 28 October 2006, the works Q/Carving, Ibsengalleriet and Alba was performed.