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Zoom for improvisers open online discussion 17.11.2020 14.00

recent thoughts from Chris Parfitt Bridgend Wales recent thoughts from Chris Parfitt Bridgend Wales

November 2020 editorial from Chis Parfitt Wales:UK on Zoom


We hope you have been able to keep your momentum for playing and finding as many imaginative ways to link up with other players or to stimulate your own practice sessions as possible. I note that players do seem to be getting back into studios and undertaking distanced sessions and recordings, but the live gig is still a rarity

I guess practice is an issue for improvisors with some saying you can’t practice improvisation and others you can and a view everywhere in between. As a reed player I know that if I leave my instrument to long it gets mardy and won’t do what I want. Finding ways to keep connected to improvisation and improvising is important. File sharing with friends at least is one way, responding to the unknown / unexpected, if not to a real time relational discourse, it can keep playing and responding sharp.

Zoom does seem to be establishing as the preferred ‘live’ performance platform and improvements have been made in resent months, though the excitement of high-fidelity sound was short lived. Don’t get me wrong when zoom works it can work very well. I had an interesting experience recently working with some dancers, for the most part we had not used formal timing but dropping in to a steady rhythm exposed the latency issue ( delay) which varied for the participants, all part of improvising with modern media and to be embraced.

As you can imagine there’s not much ‘what’s on’ however don’t forget all you Zoomers there is an audience for what you are doing and perhaps a new audience!

Chris Parfitt - Porthcawl - Wales:UK
November 2020

Zoom : Improvisers online Discussion 17.11.2020 at 14.00 GMT Login - room closes at 14.10 GMT

Improvisers networks online meeting to share and exchange our experiences of using zoom.

Chris Parfitt: Porthcawl, wales:UK Guillermo Toress, Alicante, Spain Phil Morton Liverpool UK Random , very loose structure ,

  • chat 00 -00 - start of video loose talk on set up. equipment etc.
  • 14.00 - start here, our auditory experience of zoom
  • 24.00 - Unexpected developments and future considerations 58.00 - End
  • Date 17.11.2020 Next meeting - mid december, should be more structured. More participants wished for.
  • walesAgenda: YoutTube live and facebook live, zoom recorings, what is good improvisation, access, set up charts.

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