Northampton

Open Improvisation
Adam Bosse, instructor

Based on the principles of free improvisation, this performance-based class is designed to teach musicians how to break free of their pre-conceived notions of how they play on their instrument.  Students will be encouraged to leave their own comfort zone and think outside the box.  All instrumentalists and levels of experience are welcome to attend.  Topics covered will include intuitive playing, listening and reacting to sounds, creative improvisation, common improvisational practices, and various idioms of avant-garde music such as free jazz, noise, and aleatoric music. All explorations of improvisation will be performed in a group setting during each class.  The music of avant-garde artists such as John Cage, Ornette Coleman, John Zorn, Glenn Branca, Morton Feldman, etc. will be explored.

Wednesdays from 7:15 to 8:15 pm
Fall session begins 9/28
Spring session begins 2/1