Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sun, Feb 6 2022 7:30 PM

Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation, non-hierarchical workshop in free improvisation)

The monthly series of improvisation research at Temescal Arts Center continues. Bring your instrument or come to listen. No advance notice needed — just show up. Small groups will be randomly assembled from submitted names immediately before each group plays. We try to keep transition time between groups at a minimum. Over by 10pm. Donations for the venue rental are encouraged.

In line with Oakland's emergency ordinance, please bring proof of vaccination.

Masks required! Musicians may unmask while playing. Please stay home if you are sick or believe you may have been exposed.

videos from past editions:

7:30 PM (over by 10 PM, see schedule below)
TAC: Temescal Art Center
511 48th Street, Oakland

7:30 - Load-in — everyone sets up simultaneously.
8:00 - Random trios (or other small groups), about 7 minutes each depending on number of participants.
9:00 - Second round of random trios.
10:00 - Sound must stop.

Anyone requiring amplification should bring a small amp. It’s recommended to bring an extension cable and power strip if you need power. Outlets and supplies are limited.

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Cost: donation requested
Videos featuring musicians playing at this event
Jacob Felix Heule, Clarke Robinson, Matt Ingalls