Improvisers Exchange

CAS Annual Initiative 2018-19

Improvisers Exchange is a two-year initiative deeply investigating the field of music improvisation. This multifaceted program features performance and engagement residencies by leading artists representative of a wide spectrum of the practice, initiates a new performance course on improvisation for students, and promotes scholarly discourse through lectures and panel discussions.  This ambitious project will introduce our campus and community to leading artists practicing non-idiomatic approaches to the music, others rooted in jazz and avant-jazz heritages, and master improvisers representing folkloric traditions of the world.

Jason Finkelman (KCPA) and Mike Silvers (Musicology) will be appointed CAS Resident Associates for AY2018-19, which includes a graduate seminar (CAS 587) in Spring 2019.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Tatsuya Nakatani Gong Orchestra
7:30pm
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Sunday, October 8, 2017
Thollem McDonas
Solo Piano
3:00pm
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Thollem McDonas
Film Screening: Who Are U.S.
7:00pm
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Thursday, October 12, 2017
Thollem McDonas
SO Live featuring Silver Ochre & Improvisers Exchange Ensemble
7:30pm
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Friday, October 13, 2017
Chris Peck, Jon Moniaci and Stephen Rush
Crystal Mooncone–participatory workshop
3:00
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Friday, October 13, 2017
Chris Peck, Jon Moniaci and Stephen Rush
Crystal Mooncone–performance
7:30pm
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Saturday, February 3, 2018
Steve Gorn (bansuri) and Manpreet Bedi (tabla)
Hindustani classical music and folk melodies from North India
2:00pm
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Sunday, February 4, 2018
Steve Gorn
Workshop on North Indian Music
9:30am-11:30am
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Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Steve Gorn
The Transformative Power of Music–A Multimedia Talk
4:00pm
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Thursday, February 8, 2018
Sudden Sound Concert: Steve Gorn & Improvisers Exchange Ensemble
7:30pm
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Thursday, April 5, 2018
Anthony Brown
Film Screening and Discussion with Anthony Brown
12:00pm
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Saturday, April 7, 2018
Anthony Brown, Mark Izu and Masaru Koga
Global Transfer Afterglow: Asian American Jazz Trio
9:30pm
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