Tags » Improvisation

My Favorite West Coast Swing Improv Performances

The following is a playlist of my favorite west coast swing performances.

Note: these are all improvised! I am just blown away by how incredible these dancers are.


Red Bull Music presents Round Robin, a night of improvised collaboration

Pop culture’s as diverse and mashed together as ever before, with the access provided by technology and social media serving to open minds and foster unique collaborations. 244 more words


The philosopher complains about life to the piano (incl. piano improvisation recording)

Bitchin’ and grumbling about everyday topics on the piano this morning.

Slightly annoyed, ironic, meandering, pacing, occasionally anxious, arguing, and a bit pissed off, but still in good humour. 74 more words


Episode 73: Christmas in July

Mummers Monday returns to The Improviser’s Guide Podcast! This week, post performance haunts of the Sterling Renaissance Festival, incidental music, and Dottore Gooptaloo! 93 more words


upon return to columbus from detroit i was on a high of dance, friendship, and inspiration. i also returned to the need to pack up all of my things and move them to the east coast before heading out west. 35 more words

Lucidity 3:33

Bass Clarinet Feast

The bass clarinet. What a beautiful beast. My first encounter with one made a huge impression. The conductor of the student orchestra passed me a large case saying, “Here is the bass clarinet. 162 more words


Improvisation: Music Is a Verb

The true method of knowledge is experiment.—William Blake

From the introduction to Derek Bailey’s book, Improvisation: Its Nature and Practice in Music:

Improvisation enjoys the curious distinction of being both the most widely practised of all musical activities and the least acknowledged and understood.

1,683 more words
Music Theory