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The Golden Gate Improvisers Orchestras Big Bang
Second Act Marketplace & Events
San Francisco, CA
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The Golden Gate Improvisers Orchestras Big Bang
What is the The Golden Gate Improvisers Orchestra?  It is a Bay Area offshoot of a very successful UK fixture, namely the  London Improvisers Orchestra (LIO).

Bay Area musician Joe Lasqo had a chance to sit in with the LIO on a recent trip to London and was so impressed he decided to start a new Bay Area outpost of LIOs hand-signal language for conducting large-scale improvisations.    GGIO.
The London Improvisers Orchestra has continued for almost 30 tears to use, refine, & extend conduction via hand-signal language for large groups of improvisers. Prior outposts of the LIO language are the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra, the Toronto Improvisers Orchestra, & others.

The LIO improv conduction language can express the most spontaneous and unplanned of musical gestures via an orchestra of many players,  or, paradoxically, can even be used to create composed improv pieces for (for example, Steve Beresfords great 3-movement piano Concerto For Soft-Loud Key-Box). The results of either approach are fluidly pyrotechnic.

GGIOs inaugural Big Bang appropriately features a rare encounter of 3 master percussionists (as well as another power trio of saxists) and a crew of the Bay Areas most adventurous improvisers:

Aaron Bennett: saxes
Tom Djll: prepared trumpet | electronics
Ron Heglin: voice | trombone
Joe Lasqo: MSP/laptop | piano | objects
Jason Levis: drums
Scott Looney: piano | electronics
Joshua Marshall: saxes
Suki OKane: percussion
Tim Perkis: electronics
Mika Pontecorvo: guitar | electronics | flute
Donald Robinson: drums
Rent Romus: saxes | flutes | joik | toys | invented wind instruments
John Shiurba: guitar | prepared guitar
Scott Walton: contrabass

Don't miss the opportunity to experience this historic evolution in Bay Area classical music!


Second Act Marketplace & Events (View)
1727 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
United States


Music > Experimental
Music > Jazz

Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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