Soundpainting is a multidisciplinary sign-language created by Walter Thompson in the late 1970´s. In a real-time compositional processes any performers including musicians, actors, dancers, visual artists, or even average adults or children with or without any special preferences can work together with the help of a so called soundpainter, who can give handsigns and a group reacts on these, and from their reaction leads the soundpainter the collective composition on.
It is a great tool in education, because it categorizes many different actions in archetypal content, giving a better overview and analysis on existing art-works as well. Beside this, it strenghtens the self-confidence, of the participants, the group-cohesion, tolerance and acceptance towards eachother. Meanwhile many groups of professional performers are using the language in their creative processes.
I made my soundpainting certificates in 2011-2012 in Paris at the union of jazz musicians. Since than I am giving regular workshops on all level of education. I am teaching weekly soundpainting for instrumentalist as a form of contemporary chamber music at the Tibor Varga Institute of Szécheny University, Győr. I also often conduct short interactive workshops on new-music concerts. At these we are doing a “creative analysis” of the performed pieces, this gives a better understanding and a much more focused listening to the audience during the performance.
The most important workshops given in the region (selection): Konservatorium Wien (2012), Moholy-Nagy University (2013), Dani Nove Glazbe Split (2014) IKultLab, Summercourse (2014), Klunkerkranich Berlin (2014), Ujazdowski, Warsawa (2014) University of Theater- and Film-Arts, Budapest (2015-16)