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Improvisers Workshop  -  Sun Sep 09, 2018  |  03:00 pm
When New York saxophonist Tony Malaby dropped in to the Improvisers Workshop back in May, he was effusive in his praise for the initiative and for the imagination of the musicians.

His enthusiasm didn't surprise us - these monthly Workshops at the Bridge have proved to be a real stimulus to the creative development of local musicians, with the participants taking the lessons into their own performances, and the workshop group itself testing out its ideas in concert. Using a range of sources as inspiration - texts, graphic scores, game theory, or unfettered free improvisation - players from diverse musical backgrounds have found common ground in pushing their creative boundaries.

Experienced improvisers such as John Pope and Wes Stephenson are always on hand to help shape the sessions, but any participants are welcome to bring along ideas to be tried out in a relaxed environment. Relaxed, but also very stimulating . . . there's no charge to take part, so if you feel that you’d like to try stretching yourself musically, this is the place to be.