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Art Alert: Cairo Impro to perform at the French Institute

The concert comes after the Cairo Impro's successful improvisation event at the Goethe Institute earlier this month

Ahram Online , Friday 20 Jul 2018
Cairo Impro
Cairo Impro at the Goethe Institute on 12 July 2018 (Photo: Goethe-Institut Cairo / Roger Anis)
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Egyptian composer Bahaa El-Ansari and Cairo-based Polish guitarist Paweł Kuźma's duo Cairo Impro will give a concert at the French Institute on Thursday 26 July.

Both musicians are particularly interested in free improvisation and the contemporary music landscape, and the concert is the culmination of a three-day workshop on improvisation in music and sound.

On 12 July, Cairo Impro staged an event at Cairo's Goethe Institute presenting five works that came as a finale to yet another improvisation workshop held in the course of the second round of Shubbak El-Fann, a participatory cultural programme at the institute.

At their last concert, the duo was joined by Jacqueline George, Kholoud Adal, Samer Shenouda and Hassan Hosny.

The musicians used instruments and objects to produce sounds which were freed from harmony, rhythm and melody as understood in traditional terms, yet the whole evening projected an interesting and uniform ambiance, attracting a large audience.

The upcoming event is the ensemble's new endeavour in presenting works based on free improvisation while inviting the audience to form their own understanding of the sounds and the compositions formed by the musicians.

They formed the duo in 2017.


Thursday 26 July, 7pm
French Institute, 1 Madrasset El-Huquq El-Frenseya, off of Kasr El-Eini Street, Mounira, Cairo

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