Finding the Musical Bridge through Improvisation

Piano Professor Niklas Sivelöv connected with the musicians to both improve their improvisational skills

Niklas Sivelöv, piano professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, recently collaborated on an improvisation project with MCI musicians. Sivelöv connected with the musicians to both improve their improvisational skills, important for all musicians, and enjoy creating a new sound together.

More than simply a combination of Chinese and Danish music, both Sivelöv and his students see their work as something wholly original. “We are trying to build a musical bridge,” says Sivelöv, “Which will lead to some very new and fresh music, never heard or performed before.” Music is often called the universal language, and Sivelöv’s work with MCI shows how this language can grow organically between unique cultures. Recordings of their work together will be released in a few months. “It has been a great journey”, says Sivelöv, “And it’s just the start.”

See the video about the project to the right (or below).