Avant Improv Ensemble (MIN4334.01)

Michael Wimberly

Avant Improv Ensemble is an experimental group of musicians who learn to take risks while improvising in the jazz and noise music traditions. The ensemble will touch on melodies and harmonic material in the vein of Ornette Coleman, Sun Ra, Charles Gayle, Brian Eno, Albert Ayler, Misha Mengelberg and others. Students must have a mid to advanced working knowledge on their instrument(s) preferably in jazz, but not limited to jazz. Students will work collectively on Improvisation concepts, research and performing at music workshop and campus events is encouraged.

Prerequisites: Audition or approval by the instructor. Auditions will take place on Wednesday, November 29 and Thursday, November 30 in Jennings 134. Email mwimberly@bennington.edu to schedule a time.
Credits: 2
W 10:00am - 11:50am
Maximum Enrollment: 10
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as 4000, Instrumental Study, Michael Wimberly, Wednesday Mornings, All courses, Two Credit, and tagged , , , , , , .