MUSIC IMPROVISATION COLLECTIVE by Amidea Clotet and Jeppe Hjøllund
KALAS is an art platform of improvised music created in hope that musicians can more easily find each other, gather together, create, think, and share — for thought and art are collective activities — free from the conventions of the traditional concert form. This platform, therefore, wants to give musicians with different backgrounds (self-taught musicians included) a chance to explore new, non-traditional conceptions of sound and to help them be more conscious of the different creative aspects involved in their improvised performances. KALAS is completely egalitarian without teaching, as we value only experimentation and learning from new people, styles, and practices! Moreover, in addition to building a stronger community of alternative musicians in Aarhus, it aims at bringing improvised music to the general public and at opening their minds to other ways of understanding sound, its timing and structure.