Inter Labs
to work between - to act among
4 September 2014 - 31 December 2014

During the Inter Labs project Ola Paulson and Jakob Riis will develop an interactive tool for graphic notation as a platform for collective improvised music. Using MAX/MSP and iPad application MIRA will will create an interface for laborations in the space between improvisation and composition. A tool that takes advantage of the composer’s ability to create form and structure, and improvisors ability to transform these ideas in real time and to experiment with the compositional elements. The tool should thus permit movement between improvisation and composition in a live context and create a situation where musicians from different fields faster and easier will be able to establish forms and structures of coherent compositional whole.

In practise this means a portable workstation for graphic communication with compositional elements in an improvisational context, live on stage or as a device for music education.

As a part of the project development we will also use this technic to, along with the technological construction, create a new interactive graphic and instructions based composition för Konvoj Ensemble. The piece will be premiered on tuesday November 4 at IAC as a part of the ensemble’s tour in Sweden (see below).



Konvoj Ensemble feat. Evan Parker and Sten Sandell will be touring sweden with 4 concerts in sweden 4-7 november 2014. Premiering a composition ‘MIRA’ with an animated graphical score by Ola Paulson & Jakob Riis

4/11, Inter Arts Center, Malmö. Arr. Frim/Syd and Jazz i Malmö

5/11, Nefertiti, Göteborg. Arr. Levande Musik.

6/11, Culturen, Västerås. Arr. Nya Perspektiv

7/11, Kulturhuset, Stockholm. Arr. Frim and Sound of Stockholm



Evan Parker (UK) – tenor and soprano saxophones

Lotte Anker (DK) – soprano and alto saxophones

Ola Paulson (SE) – alto and baritone saxophones

Liudas Mockunas (LT) – bass saxophone and bass clarinet

Sten Sandell (SE) – piano

Jakob Riis (DK/SE) – laptop

Anders Uddeskog (SE) – drums

Jakob Riis, Ola Paulsson, Anders Uddeskog , Evan Parker , Liudas Mockunas , Lotte Anker, Sten Sandell