IM-OS Issue #8 is Out

Source: IM-OS.

Large groups of improvisors are a special challenge – not least for the musicians themselves. Usual challenges magnify: simply hearing each other physically to begin with – listening to the many collaborators – relating to them, and dealing with the more limited space for your own sound. Improvising musicians have to extend their “onemindedness”, as Carl Ludwig Hübsch calls it, even further than is the case in not so large ensembles. And composers can do well in considering this state of affairs and invent strategies on precisely this background. This IM-OS issue will provide some deep looks into strategies for coping with these challenges.