Jigsaw - Preston improvised music workshop 24.03.2020 Cancelled Covid-19

Jigsaw Workshops: Preston, the nature and practice of free improvisation in music -


This is an open & public workshop/performance session exploring the nature and practice of free improvisation in music through a mixture of; the playing of the music, discussion, and simple workshop routines.

[ regulars please note there is a change to the normal start time and room number, for details see below ]

If this is new to you and you want more information, please complete the short form in the footer of this page.
If this is new to you, `what is free improvisation` consider just attending and observing for your first visit.

All levels of ability and experience are welcome.
No need to book just turn up

The current session format is:

  • A series of small group improvisations. Duration 5 -10 minutes each.

  • There is some conversation & discussion between the pieces.

  • There is a social break of 15 minutes at the midway point.

  • The starting point is that there are no workshop type strategies or games, scores or contemporary compositions. The musicians play free improvisation in music in their own time

  • The above having been said, the session may be changed to reflect the social and musical dynamic of those present on the night.


The future design and content of the Jigsaw events will be shaped by those who are involved, attend the sessions and share their feedback. 

The sessions are organised by Phil Morton who are looking forward to meeting you; hearing your music and sharing your ideas.


Please arrive for 7.00pm when the room is availabble
If attending for the first time, it is good advice to let Phil Morton know, and we can arrange to meet at the entrance, this helps.


Event information.
Venue Media Factory, Room ME125, UCLan

Cold Bath Street, Preston, PR1 1JN

Doors open 7.00 pm, session starts when we are ready
This session: Tuesday 24th March, doors 7.00 pm session starts when we are ready
Next session date: Tuesday April 14th 2020- doors 6.30 pm session starts 7.00 pm

You can register with the mailing list (complete the form below) to be informed, to be keep up to date on Jigsaw-Preston workshop series.

Fee: the first session is free: free to UCLan students & staff: other participants, £3.00

Contact : Phil Morton philmorton@improvisersnetwork.co.uk

Parking: Guidance and advice URL LINK, UCLAN sitemap URL LINK, for your first visit be advised to allow extra time to locate the site and parking.

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