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Improvisation

for classical musicians

Resources

Music psychology:

  • Visit the Music Mind Machine Research Centre, based at the University of Sheffield for a range of research projects in music psychology.

Organ improvisation links:

  • Fugue State Films. A general channel of organ performances, featuring world-class improvisers
  • Ronny Krippner. Organist and choir trainer, working in London, who made a PhD study of many different English historical styles of improvisation.
  • Sietze de Vries Magical improviser in Baroque styles. Visit this website for a tour of beautiful-sounding historical organs of Gronigen and the Netherlands; also a range of articles about improvisation, classical music and cultural issues.
  • Organ Improvisation.com is a good website to visit if you're interested in the world of church/cathedral organ improvisation. Comprehensive, informative, friendly. Authored by organist and composer, WM Glenn Osborne

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The International Society for Improvised Music purpose is to promote performance, education, and research in improvised music, and illuminate connections between musical improvisation and creativity across fields.