The “crazy busy” existence so many of us complain about is almost entirely self-imposed.
Unfortunately, experimental/jazz/newmusic shows are generally not about dancing or any sort of ritualistic movement/kinesthetic experience that is not mediated by some “expert.” Now, I love watching dance/movement experts, because I am a craptastic dancer. However, one of my favorite experiences in recent years was the 1.5 hours of movement every morning as part of an Orff Schulwerk certification course. An especially cool, underground thing to do would be to have an experimental/jazz/newmusic group work together with a choreographer-educator to get groups of audience members to improvise movement pieces to the works they have in their repertoire for that evening. You’d have to have some ground rules, so as not to cross anyone’s trust barriers inappropriately. But it’d be pretty sweet.
why cant experimental/jazz/newmusic shows look blissed like this? i mean okay there’s a cheese factor in this image yes, bt im from the southside of chicago, where i learned atleast folks screaming from the crowd( of all ages+ genders btw) is a natural given+maybe im supposed 2 do something abt tht+ i like tht this is #handpainted bc some #nyc artist is paying rent on time nxt month(#hopefully #checksinthemail) #music #art #love #life
An interesting account of saxophonist Steve Coleman’s relationship with rhythm.
thingNY: SPAM 3.0 performs my piece assembly language, which you can find out more about here: http://reloadsanear.com/composition/assembly.html