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ImprovFriday Vol. 1

A number of  Sequenza 21 contributors and readers also populate the site ImprovFriday. It’s a web community that encourages sharing of improvisations, compositions with an element of improv, and recent compositional sketches at a series of web events run on … you guessed it, Fridays.

While this all sounds very free form, the group has specific guidelines for participation, found here. Employing these operating principles are a wide ranging group of spontaneous creators: diverse in style, outspoken yet constructive in critiquing each others’ work, but unified in ambitious music-making.

The community’s first compilation recording, ImprovFriday Vol. 1, is now available from online vendors Amazon and  iTunes.

For Sequenza 21 readers, the list of participants contains several of our ‘usual suspects:’ Steve Layton, David Toub, J.C. Combs, Dennis Bathory-Kitsz, and Bruce Hamilton. Included below are a few sound snippets for your preview.

Steve Layton: Spaceship

David Toub: Virtual Music 2

J.C. Combs: The Giant Eye of the Fifth Dimension

Comments

Comment from JC Combs
Time: January 1, 2010, 2:47 pm

Thanks S21. Its just a fun listening party that can get quite intense – musically – or really laid back, but always fun. All new music artists are welcome to join, we’re not inclusive.

Comment from JC Combs
Time: January 1, 2010, 2:48 pm

Sorry, make that “exclusive”. ;)

Comment from david toub
Time: January 1, 2010, 4:05 pm

Thanks Christian-it’s a great community there, as here, and we’re all lucky that we have places to go to for our new music fixes.

Comment from Chris Becker
Time: January 2, 2010, 10:44 am

Special thanks to JC Combs for creating this community. It’s grassroots, it’s high-tech, and it’s community centric. The future (I hope).

Comment from Steve Layton
Time: January 3, 2010, 8:46 pm

Thanks, Chris (& Christian too!) I should mention that the “liner notes” are available to download free as a PDF file:

http://www.niwo.com/music/ImprovFridayVol1_notes.pdf