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Scotland: GIOfest XIV 30.11 - 03.12.2022

Widely regarded as the “premier league of the European improvisation scene”, the internationally acclaimed Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra (GIO) return again in November to present the 2022 edition of their annual international GIOFest. This year sees GIOFest XV, the 15th incarnation of the event - and also marks the Orchestra’s 20th anniversary - with a programme focusing on community and diversity - both our local community and the wider global community of experimental music that we’re proudly part of.

about GIO

About GIO

Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra is a large improvising ensemble of around 20 musicians from diverse artistic backgrounds ranging from free improvisation, jazz, classical, folk, pop and experimental musics to performance art.

Since its inaugural project in 2002 the Orchestra has established an international reputation and garnered critical acclaim for its innovative projects and its exploration of improvised music. A host of collaborations with world renowned improvisers and other ensembles have expanded the band’s artistic horizons and given rise to musical connections throughout the world.

Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra perform in venues around the UK and Europe and have established their own annual festival in Glasgow which provides a platform for improvising musicians and artists. Alongside their composing, recording and performing activities they are committed to an ongoing programme of education and outreach activities including workshops, lectures and master classes.

The website
https://www.glasgowimprovisersorchestra.com/giofest/

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