Improvisers Exchange is a series of workshops and concerts at Unit One/Allen Hall at UI led by guest artists and members of Improvisers Exchange Ensemble. The workshops are open to musicians of all backgrounds and levels who are interested in exploring collective improvisation. These events are open to the general public. All events take place at Allen Hall, 1005 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana.
Tue, 11/5 - IE Workshop w/ Mark Deutsch, 7:00 p.m., Main Lounge
Mon, 11/11 - IE Workshop, 7:00 p.m., Main Lounge
Sun, 11/17 - IE Workshop w/ Bishop/Blonk/Smith/Walter Quartet, 4:00 p.m., Main Lounge
Sun, 11/17 - IE Concert featuring Bishop/Blonk/Smith/Walter Quartet, 7:00 p.m., Main Lounge
Mark Deutsch is a visionary artist with a background in nonlinear mathematics, sacred systems, and cosmology. A classically trained bassist and sitar player, he pursued the creation of a new instrument – the Bazantar – a six-string acoustic bass fitted with an additional 29 sympathetic strings and 4 drone strings.
Bishop/Blonk/Smith/Walter Quartet features trombone virtuoso Jeb Bishop, the great Dutch sound poet and improvisor Jaap Blonk, and the versatile and powerful "rhythm section" of Damon Smith and Weasel Walter.
Thanks to Laura Haber of Unit One/Allen Hall for this information item.