Free Improvisation

Free improvisation or free music is improvised music without any rules beyond the logic or inclination of the musician(s) involved. The term can refer to both a technique (employed by any musician in any genre) and as a recognizable genre in its own right.

Free improvisation, as a genre of music, developed in the U.S. and Europe in the mid to late 1960s, largely as an outgrowth of free jazz and modern classical musics. None of its primary exponents can be said to be famous amongst the general public; however, in experimental circles, a number of free musicians are well known, including saxophonists Evan Parker, Anthony Braxton and Peter Brötzmann, trombonist George Lewis, guitarist Derek Bailey, and the improvising groups The Art Ensemble of Chicago and AMM.

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Free Improvisation On The Radio
... Musicians Collective, frequently broadcasts experimental and free improvised performance works ... WNUR 89.3 FM ("Chicago's Sound Experiment") is another source for free improvised music on the radio ... Taran's Free Jazz Hour broadcast on Radio-G 101.5 FM, Angers and Euradio 101.3 FM, Nantes is entirely dedicated to free jazz and other freely improvised music ...
John Corbett (writer)
... He is best known among musicians and music fans as a champion of free jazz and free improvisation ... Corbett's activities include musician playing free improvisation, usually on acoustic guitar staff writer for Down Beat magazine curator, with Ken Vandermark, of the Wednesday night jazz series at ...
Richard Barrett (composer) - Biography
... However, he is equally active in free improvisation, most often in the electronic duo FURT with Paul Obermayer, formed in 1986, and a voice/electronics duo ... He regards free improvisation as a method of composition rather than as a different or opposed kind of musical activity (Gilmore 2009) ... compositions explores diverse ways of using composed frameworks as a point of departure for improvisation, particularly with larger groups, while the ...

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