OBFCS Improv Ensemble

Any participant who wishes to improvise on their instrument(s) and/or as a vocalist in an informal and stimulating musical environment should apply for the OBFCS Improvisation Ensemble (Category V). This ensemble meets throughout the symposium to experiment with unconventional and innovative ways of making music through games, graphic scores, and text-based sonic art.


In the past, the improvisation ensemble has performed Pauline Oliveros' "Sound Meditations" and game pieces by John Zorn, and they have collaborated with our guest artists and performed with the Composers Gamelan on the final concert of the symposium. All levels of experience are welcome. If you are interested in participating in our group improvisation sessions, please be sure to apply under Category V on the application.