2013 in new york
Cross-Cultural Improvisation Workshops And Performances
June 29-July 1, 2013
York College / CUNY, Queens, NY
Final performance at Roulette, Brooklyn, NY
Gamin Kang, Korea
Hyun-Sik Shin, Korea
Jane Ira Bloom, USA
Elliott Sharp, USA
Jin Hi Kim, Program Director
Call for participation
The International Society for Improvised Music (ISIM) is happy to announce the first of two events focusing on the theme of “Cross-Cultural Improvisation.” The first event, hosted in collaboration with York College / CUNY and with generous support from Arts Council Korea, will be held from June 29-July 1, 2013 and involve workshops and performances of musicians from highly diverse cultural backgrounds. Each day’s schedule will include three to five hours of workshops and rehearsals in addition to the culminating performance on July 1st. The second event, to be held in 2014, at a time and place yet to determined, will continue the cross-cultural improvisation theme, but within the more expanded ISIM festival/conference format that also features papers, panel discussions, and a broader array of daytime and evening performances.
Featured guest artists and teachers for the 2013 event will include Korean musicians Gamin Kang (piri, tae-pyong-so, saeng-whang) and Hyun Sik Shin (ajeng), Jane Ira Bloom (saxophone), and Elliott Sharp (guitar). Jin Hi Kim will serve as Program Director.
Applications are invited for the June 2013 event from ISIM members wishing to participate as either observers or ensemble participants in one of several groups that will be led by the guest artists. The event presents an ideal opportunity to gain exposure to wide-ranging creative strategies and approaches to improvisation pedagogy, as well as to interact with top-level musicians from highly varied backgrounds. The three-day event will culminate in a final performance at Roulette, an internationally recognized NYC venue for improvised music. Time will also be allotted for ad hoc jam sessions, cultural exchange, and discussions of the unique historical differences in improvisation.
Prospective attendees should indicate if they are interested in participating as observer or ensemble member. To apply for a spot in one of the ensembles, please send a brief biographical sketch that highlights your performance background and audio link of your playing. Limited to 30 ensemble spots.
Deadline for submissions: March 20
Notification of acceptance: April 1
Send applications and questions to email@example.com
Note: Applications will only be considered from ISIM members. To join ISIM or renew membership, see the following link: www.improvisedmusic.org/joinISIM.html
ISIM Board of Directors
Ed Sarath, Founder and President
Karlton Hester, Vice President
India Cooke, Secretary
Stephen Nachmanovitch, Treasurer
Jin Hi Kim