Friday, June 29, 2018

Volunteers’ Collective, Sunday, July 1, at the Red Room

WHEN:  Sunday, July 1, 7:30 PM. Elaborate set ups must occur prior to our start time. Doors will open at 7:15. 
The Red Room at Normals Books and Records, 425 E. 31st Street

You are cordially invited to come play free music!

Every month, the Red Room hosts the Volunteers’ Collective. It’s a free session of experimental and improvised music. In this cordial, informal setting, we focus on listening and collaboration. Players of all skill levels participate.

Try out a new technique or new instrument in a non-judgmental setting. Meet new and veteran improvisers. Bring a friend. Experience new brain-states.

We could use anyone who is a…

brass-buzzer          membrane-whacker          tine-tapper
tube-fluter             talk-boxer                        reed-blower
mouth-harper        bucket-dripper                  string-rubber
antenna-waver       invention-builder              party-crasher
gong-spinner          finger-dancer                   hallucination-projector
etc. & etc...for sublime non-idiomatic improvised music experiences.

Our PA is sometimes in high demand at these events. Consider bringing an acoustic instrument or if you need amplification, bring a speaker. Access to the PA will go to those who arrive first.

Curious about the format? We loosely call it a workshop rather than jam session. Our main mode of operation involves selecting small subsets of attendees to play for several minutes at a time. It’s like a miniature High Zero Festival for locals. Typically, everyone gets opportunities to play multiple times with many different performers. We occasionally practice small and large group exercises. We have a projection screen and a nice PA, although many play unamplified or with their own loudspeaker. Come check it out!