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international publication

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Forskarskolan PhD Sara Wilén has published a paper in Esmuc Digital published by Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya. The title of the paper is A kaleidoscope of interactions and the material describes her investigating this question together with the ensemble Operaimprovisatörerna, and discusses perspectives on artistic research methods and preliminary results as one part of this PhD project.

museum of the sketches: 80th anniversary

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The Museum of the Sketches in Lund celebrates its 80th anniversary on Saturday October 25. The events start at 12pm and features Konstnärliga Forskarskolan PhD Sara Wilén among others. More information at the Museum website.

pufendorf institute and opera improvisation

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Where: Pufendorf institute, Lund
When: Maj 5-6

The Pufendorf institute is celebrating its five year aniversary. The full program can be downloaded here. PhD candidate Sara Wilén is performing on May 6 at 12:00 with her pianist Conny Antonow.

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  • Published: Jan 30th, 2014
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operaimprovisatörerna on swedish radio

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mozartSwedish Radio P1 is broadcasting an interview and a performance with Sara Wilén and Operaimprovisatörerna. The show starts at 6 pm. See SR web page for more information.

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  • Published: Jan 21st, 2014
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teatertidningen writes about artistic research

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PhD candidate Sara Wilén, Malmö Academy of Music,  is featured in issue 5 of the Swedish periodical Teatertidningen. The webpage is unfortunately not up to date but contact Birgitta Haglund or visit the page to order your own copy!

sara wilén: 50% seminar

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Where: Malmö Academy of Music, Malmö
When: 12:00 January 23, 2014Singing


Where: Inter Arts Centre, Malmö
When: 15:00 January 23, 2014

At the centre of Sara’s doctoral project is her work as an opera improviser, doing interactive performances in different contexts, such as in the ensembles Operaimprovisatörerna and Impromans. Opera improvisation can be described in terms of extemporization, where singers perform music, actions and words through interaction in dialogue with the audience. My current working research questions are:

  • What happens in the interplay between the participators during the process of opera improvisation?
  • What function does the music have in opera improvisation?
  • How can opera improvisation be a performative space?

Download a poster with more information here.

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  • Published: Oct 15th, 2012
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opera nova by operaimprovisatörerna

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Operaimprovisatörerna are remixing operas and changing the roles of familiar characters from repertoire opera. Five singers and a pianist in a playful dialogue with the conceptions of women, power, love and men on the operastage. Repertoire works are freely combined with improvisations and in the process, completely new music, text and action is created.

PhD candidate Sara Willén is a member of operaimprovisatörerna and after the performance on October 31 she will lead a discussion on power and gender in opera today. For more information, see operaimprovisatörerna.se

October 31 and november 1 at Teaterhuset Bastionen, Norra Vallgatan 28
Tickets: www.kulturcentralen.nu

opera nova

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, featuring amongst others singer and PhD candidate Sara Wilén, are doing a new performance called Opera Nova scrutinizing gender, power and love in the opera canon through the means of improvised opera, premiering March 20th.The five performances will take place at moment:teater in Gubbängen, Stockholm. Previous to the premiere there will be a public talk about gender and power in the performing arts, with amongst others also the director of the Opera nova performance Elisabet Ljungar. This talk will also take place at moment: teater, March 13 between 19-21 pm. More here (in Swedish) about both the talk and the performance!

sara wilén 25%

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October 20 – October 21 Sara Wilén welcomes you to her 25 %! Thursday October 20 there will be a performance with the two ensembles Operaimprovisatörerna and Impromans at 19.30 pm in Rosenbergssalen at the Malmö Academy of Music. Friday October 21 there will be a seminar on her work so far between 9-12 am at the Inter Arts Center in Malmö, with Sven Kristersson as critical reviewer. (photo Carl Thorborg)

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  • Published: May 26th, 2011
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garden opera

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As part of the Malmö Garden Show May 27-29 in Slottsträdgården, Malmö, there will be improvised opera for and with children. Operaimprovisatörerna, with PhD candidate Sara Wilén as one of the performers, will give two shows Friday 27 at 13 and 15 pm, in a programme that amongst other things also contains Japanese street theatre and seminars on guerilla gardening and sustainable and green city planning.

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