Inclusive Improv

Inclusive Improv Coffee Shop Session

Saturday 31 May 2008
1600-1930 ish
Coffeevoution, Greenhead Road

Open Improvisation Performance

An unstructured, open and inclusive improvisation session.

The objective is simply to make some noise - to interact through sound and enjoy the music.

All instrument classes and techniques are welcome with a particular bent towards more experimental instruments and techniques.

Please provide your own amplification as necessary to play at a loud-acoustic-instrument volume level.

There will be electricity and fair trade coffee etc. on site.

The coffee shop will open at 4pm, so turn up and make some noise - that really is all it’s about - listen and then respond with sound.

Audience are also welcome.

We shall all vacate the coffee shop at about 8pm…


Please feel free to invite anyone else to come and play and/or listen, though it would be helpful if you can RSVP either by email, into this thread, or in this Facebook event.

Hope to see you all

/***** You are not here merely to make a living. You are here to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, and with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world. You impoverish yourself if you forget this errand.

Woodrow Wilson


Im not here, so instead I’m writing the blurb for today.

First the practical - Play when you wish, stop when you wish and why not try something new.

This is all about improvising, about stepping away from the accepted practice and exploring ideas often considered to wild for normal events. Gestures here are without consequence beyond their immediate context and at their greatest are devices to learn and inspire. Let this ideal expand our musicality beyond the standard and into the realm of crazy and experimental. This is not a time for the mundane.

The greatest achievement we can claim is our ability to do this - that we can work together to achieve something beyond ourselves individually, learn and expanded our concept of collaboration.

Scott Hewitt *****/