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
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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