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Free Improvisation Jam #6 – who was there?

Jam de Improvisacion #6, Nocturna Discordia #69
Opening trio: Pablo Selnik – flute, Vasco Trilla – drums, Luiz Rocha – clarinets

 

I’m late for this but, just to keep the record, here’s the flier and here are the participants:

At this round, there was no electric instruments opening the jam, just winds and drums.

we were:
Pablo Selnik – flute
Vasco Trilla – drums
Luiz Rocha – clarinets

and at the Jam:
Albert Cirera – soprano saxophone
Ilona Schneider – voice
Guy Lavoz – body percussion on and voice
El Pricto – piano and Patillas Black
Hilário Rodeiro – electronics
Gabriel Lody – recorder
Diego Caicedo electric guitar
Mariano Camarasa – piano
Ivan Edwards – soprano saxophone
Almudena Vega – flute
César Sangay- piano
Olivier Jambois – electric guitar

Know what happened at the last Free Improvisation Jams in Barcelona: here’s the 1st, the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th.

And if you’re curious, here’s the Jam we organized a week later in Lisbon.

Soda Acústic
C/ Guilleries 6
4th May 2016 @ 21h30
Barcelona

Free Improvisation Jam #5 – Nocturna Discordia

Free Improvisation Jam #4
Free Improvisation Jam #5 – Nocturna Discordia

 

Free Improvisation Jam #5

Soda Acústic
Barcelona – March 30th 2016

The Jam before, the 4th, was a big crowd, difficult to organize and to listen to. But, with a few musicians, this 5th one brought down the statistics, an intimate Jam among friends.

opening trio
Oriol Roca – drums
Diego Caicedo – electric guitar and amplified objects
Luiz Rocha – clarinet and bass clarinet

joined by
Ivan Edwards – soprano sax
Owen Kilfeather – voice
Guy – voice and body percussion
El Pricto –  Patillas Black and piano
Ilona Schneider – voice
Carlo Mezzino – piano
Maria Pappalardi – voice

Here’s a record of the past free improvisation jams at Nocturna Discordia: the 1st, the 2nd, the 3rd and the 4th.

Jam Session @ Robadors 23, 2nd July 2015

El Pricto y Luiz Rocha at Robadors Sessions

Great! Two consecutives jam sessions of Free Improvisation.
You can find some photos of the Robadors Sessions jam at Dani Álvarez’ blog The Way You Look Tonight

1st Impro Jam @ Nocturna Discordia

names for the random groups at the 1st Impro Jam - Nocturna Discordia #32
Nocturna Discordia – Names for the random groups

Impro Jam at Soda Acústic – Nocturna Discordia #32 – 1st July 2015

Discordian Records organizes Free Improvisation concerts every Wednesday at Soda and yesterday was the first jam session. The opening concert was a quartet composed by Ada Rave (ts), Nicolas Chientaroli (pn), Vasco Trilla (dr) and me, Luiz Rocha (cl).

Ada y Nico curate the Impro Jam in Amsterdan. Playing and sharing a house with them at a the Free Flow Festival in south Italy and joining some great jams in Portugal at MIA and Desterro made me feel the urge to see such a thing in Barcelona: a meeting place where free improvisers – with different backgrounds, concepts and experience, can share music and communicate.

Simple mechanism: for each performance we threw a 4 sided dice to define if the group was either a solo, a duo, a trio or a quartet; then we picked the names of the musicians out of a hat. The grand finale was El Pricto conducting an improvisation with all the musicians who wanted to join.

Will be repeated.

edit.
A big synchronicity… today (one day later) the pals from Sessions at Robadors are closing the season with a jam.

Sin Anestesia @ Taller Milans February 17th 2014

Sin Anestesia @ Taller Milans February 17th 2014

El Pricto – alto saxophone and conduction
Liba Villavecchia – soprano and tenor saxophones
Xavier Díaz Herrera – soprano and tenor saxophones
Agustí Martínez – alto saxophone
Don Malfon – alto saxophone
Ivan Edwards – alto saxophone
Luiz Rocha – tenor saxophone
Lluís Vallès – baritone saxophone
Ferran Besalduch – bass saxophone

photos by Jonathan Ben Asher