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Events April – June

Mondays 2022

Monday Night Improv Sessions. All are welcome to these additional weekly online sessions!

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20:00 UTC+02

ImprovFreedom Session

Saturdays 2022

Saturday Night Improv Session. All are welcome to these additional weekly online sessions!

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19:00 UTC+01

ImprovFreedom Session

Saturday, April 2 – 3, 2022

unTOUCHable. Stream-art performance festival. 𝟮𝟰 𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀 of performances, master classes, lectures, mysteries, happenings and informal interactions with participants from all over the world. Online

Details and Booking

12:00 2.4 – 12:00 3.4 UTC+02

Breathe into it 4 (excerpt) for improvising ensemble

Monday, April 4, 2022

Unforeseen. Closing night. Trans-disciplinary exhibition, KunstBetrieb, Vienna

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18:30 UTC+2

Unforseeable (2/3)

Sunday, May 1, 2022

The Acid Drop Gummy Bear, a collaborative audiovisual work by John Plankenhorn & Elisabeth Kelvin. Online world premier via YouTube. Happy Centenary Gummy Bears! Online

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Gummy Bear Centenary

Friday, May 13, 2022

das kleine symposium 2022 – Stoff. World Premier. Vienna’s snim ensemble performs Am I into stuff or things? A mixed media work by Elisabeth Kelvin. Echoraum, Vienna

Details and Bookings

19:00 UTC+2

snim ensemble

Saturday, May 13 – 14, 2022

The Fear Faire Film Festival 2022. Bad Bird Nightmare by Elisabeth Kelvin is a finalist this festival. Las Vegas, USA

Details and Bookings

Bad Bird Nightmare

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Gentle Enquiry – Hook, Line, and Thinker. Michael Franz Woels (Berimbau/kleine Perkussion), David Karla (Blasinstrumente), Elisabeth Kelvin (Blasinstrumente), Patrik Huber (freier Autor, Schauspieler, Performance Artist) free improvisation performance. KunstBetrieb, Vienna


19:30 UTC+2

Sunday, May 22, 2022

“Call and Response SPECIAL EDITION: THE BODY” Shoebox Arts presents a unique collaborative online exhibition. Drawing on the tradition of jazz, this project is meant as a way for us to stay connected, to check in with each other and to support each other. Online.

Exhibition Details

Event Details

23:00 PST

Limbo, libido, liberation and other stories

Monday, May 23, 2022

VIO with Poeten Peter Waugh. Off-Theater Kirchengasse, Vienna

VIO in action.

19:00 UTC+2

VIO in action

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

pianokonklave trio. Improvisation performance with Elisabeth KELVIN: clarinet and saxophone, Gloria DAMIJAN: piano, toy piano and toys, Herbert LACINA: bass, konzept, organisation. Kunstraum ewigkeitsgasse, Vienna

Further Details:

19:30 UTC+2

Image: Karin Brunner

Friday, June 10, 2022

ARTigKLASSISCH Festival. A contemporary treatment of Der Freischütz by Karl Maria von Weber. Straden (Süd-Ost-Steiermark)

Details and bookings

Monday, 20 June, 2022

VIENNA IMPROVISERS ORCHESTRA : outer inner spaces. Brick15, Vienna
19:30 UTC+2

Details and bookings

Wednesday, 22 June, 2022

TOY PIANO DUET #5. Elisabeth Kelvin & Gloria Damijan perform live improvisations surrounded by fresh art from Vienna.Vienna Art Market, Vienna

Details and Bookings

19:00 UTC+2

Saturdays 2022

ImprovFreedom. Weekly online workshops, art and more. Buy me a coffee!

Online Artist Platform

Published Artwork 2022

Apricity Magazine – Literature. Featured artwork.

Magazine (digital or print)

Montana Mouthful – “Blessing in Disguise”. Featured artwork.

Magazine (digitally for free.)

Print copies of the issue may be purchased through this link.

“Art in the Age of Isolation – Considering a Layered Response”

Curious about what’s new on YouTube?

Seeking more art? Go to Stunning Collections

“Art in the Age of Isolation – Finding strength in the flow”

For all enquiries please contact Elisabeth


By Elisabeth Kelvin

Elisabeth Kelvin
D.M.A., M.Mus., B.Mus.
Musician and Visual Artist

Elisabeth Kelvin’s creative practice blends the visual with the aural – she paints what she hears and plays what she sees. She received a Bachelor of Music from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and a Masters, then Doctorate of Musical Arts from Michigan State University. Early experiences as an orchestral musician with numerous orchestras and ensembles including the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Lansing Symphony Orchestra, alerted Elisabeth to the importance of precise communication and potential of the collective in music making. Her extensive chamber music experience from classical standards by Mozart, Schubert, and Brahms through to twentieth century composers including Stravinsky, Messiaen, Sculthorpe, and Boulez, awakened in her a sense of exquisite balance and refinement that has carried on into her contemporary performances. As a lecturer at the Victorian College of the Arts, the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music, the Tamworth Conservatorium of Music in regional Australia and working with contemporary indigenous artists, she was introduced to the role and meaning of place in social connectivity, improvisation, symbolic and abstract art, and movement in live performance. Elisabeth performs professionally in the USA, Europe and Australia, presenting her own compositions, collaborations, and jazz greats. Her musical practice centres around woodwind instruments, primarily clarinet, bass clarinet and saxophone, as well as integrating her art with music composition and improvisation. Most recently, she was invited to play and exhibit at the Währinger Improv Festival (Vienna), Frühlingsfest at Galerie Alma Kulturcafe (Vienna), COOK, EAT and CLEAN/Smoke and Mirrors saloon, V:NM Festival Graz/Vol.12 (Graz), and the Viennese premiere of Breathcore in collaboration with the Belgium-based new music ensemble Ictus at the 2019 Wiener Festwochen, and was guest soloist at the recent Foundation IHOS Amsterdam concert series. Elisabeth was invited to participate in a collaborative social media project with the new international arts group, perform solo at Raw Matters Theater Group, and participate in several festivals including Cook, Eat, Clean, Hear me Roar, Grotto Futura, Lärm, and the Midleton Arts Festival. Future plans include involvement with the Youth program at the famous Wiener Volkstheater. Collaborative works in 2020 include a multimedia presentation, commissioned through Velak, with composer John Plankenhorn .

Elisabeth launched her professional visual arts practice in 2000, and has staged solo exhibitions and participated in collaborative shows in USA, Australia, and Austria. She became an active member of One+2 Artist Studios, Sydney in 2009. Her visual arts work, abstractions of body movement and music, encompasses a range of media including oil, watercolour, pastel, ink and mixtures. She exhibits her art at galleries and festivals and business. Recent career highlights include a well-received solo exhibition, Harbour City Tones and Colours, at Salerno Gallery (Sydney), and a series of solo and group shows in Galerie Contemplor, GalerieTakt, Reinl Galerie, and in grand palatial halls such as Historisches Volksmuseum (Konstante Art Fair, Vienna) or intimate wine bars like Vinotek Rochus. Her visual arts exhibitions include performance elements as she plays her paintings.

By being now based in the city of her grandparents, she is rediscovering her own cultural heritage. From upper-story Vienna windows, she imagines she hears long-forgotten songs, conversation or dampened piano chords still crisscrossing streets and years. Elisabeth currently creates music, art, and movement events – along with being a founding member of Gentle Enquiry – performs and exhibits throughout Europe as a soloist and with Ozmosis, Leo Taudin and his Art Orchestra, Vienna Improvisors Orchestra, Stolen Moments, Free Form-Just Music and Trio Amacord+. During the COVID19 Crisis, Elisabeth initiated ImprovFreedom Sessions and Art in the Age of Isolation, both being online multimedia improvisation projects in the Zeitgeist of the times.

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