New Orchestra Workshop Society: Improvised Music Workshops

The following text is taken from Front Magazine, vol. VIII, no. 2, p. 10, November/December 1996:

New Orchestra Workshop Society conducts a series of ten weekly workshops in contemporary improvised music; exploring structures for improvisation, the history of this tradition through audio-visual support, live demonstration, and most importantly – ensemble work with participants. The series culminates in a concert performance featuring an ensemble comprised of instructors and participants.

Guest Instructors

October 7              Hugh Fraser
October 14            François Houle
October 21            Dylan van der Schyff
October 28           John Korsrud
November 4          Jaap Blonk (Holland)
November 11         Bruce Freedman
November 18        Jack Duncan
November 25        Rob Blakesley (U.S.A.)
December 2          Rehearsal
December 9          8 PM Performance

Workshops are free and open to all instruments – amateurs and professionals alike. Observers also welcome.

This project was made possible in part through the assistance of the Western Front, QM-FM Arts FACT, B.C. Public Gaming Branch, and the City of Vancouver.