Conduction

Conduction is a form of conducted group improv that is fun, exhilarating and creates strange and beautiful music with musicians of any genre! It challenges performers to open their ears and activate their imaginations, contributing their unique voice built of experiences and musical traditions while stepping outside of their comfort zones. It's collaborative problem-solving across experiential boundaries, in the form of music.

Conduction offers an environment rooted in collaboration and openness, skills and mindset that can help us build a better future. Experiences of listening and co-creation are extremely valuable to our society. During these experiences, we cultivate the ability and willingness to embrace other experiences and perspectives. The better we can collectively do this, the more effectively we can find innovative solutions to global issues. It is our hope that the more we put on events like this, the more people we will engage to practice these skills in their daily lives.

Conduction can be done as an ensemble exercise, a workshop, a masterclass for school ensembles, or a public performance. I have been running Conduction jam sessions in Austin, Texas since June, 2019. Some of the improvised tunes that came into being at those sessions are below!

Learn more on the Conduction website, or ask me from the contact page.

Unit 1: conduction by Dino

Unit 2: conduction by Dino

Unit 3: conduction by Dino

Unit 4: conduction by Kenzie

Unit 5: conduction by Dino

Unit 6: conduction by Dino

Upcoming Conductions

Past Conductions

February 19th, 2020

Conduction Jam #6

Austin, TX

February 16, 2020 
Conduction: Bridging the Divide

Presented by Density512 at Big Medium

Austin, TX

January 15, 2020 
Conduction Jam #5

Austin, TX

December 12, 2019
Conduction Jam #4

Austin, TX


Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
Conduction Jam #3

Cloud Tree Studios & Gallery
Austin, TX

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019
Conduction Jam #2

Austin, TX
 

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019
Conduction Jam #1
Austin, TX

 

March 8, 2018

Conduction Public Performance with Dino JA Deane, Liminal Sounds Series
Museum of Human Achievement, Austin, TX

 

WATCH Kenzie introduce Conduction and conduct an improv piece on 'We Are Austin' by CBS (February 10, 2020).

LISTEN to three Conduction jams on KUTX's Eklektikos (aired February 15th, 2020).

March 2020

Conduction Jam #7

Austin, TX

March 2020 
Conduction Jam #8

Los Angeles, CA

© 2018 Kenzie Slottow