BOP STOP at The Music Settlement is Cleveland's premier listening room: an intimate, acoustically pristine performance venue with sweeping views of Lake Erie.
May 17 from 9:00pm - 11:55pm
OutLab: Experiments in Improvised Music is a monthly laboratory for spontaneous interactive musical exploration. Musicians with open ears are invited to bring instruments, or any sound making device (drum kit and keyboard provided) and explore collective group improvisation. Please bring your own amps if needed.
Instead of "rules" that might pre-empt or short-circuit such explorations, we offer the following guidelines 1) to direct our explorations along the most productive and positive lines, and 2) to engage the widest possible variety of individuals from Greater Cleveland's rich and diverse music scenes:
1. Respect the space, property and contributions of others that make this exploration of group dynamics possible;
2. Regard the collective as having priority over the individual;
3. Realize listening as having importance at least equal to that of playing.
The hosts, Dan Wenninger and Tom Orange, reserve the right to arrange, orchestrate and direct the proceedings as they deem most conducive to the above principles.
Doors/Set-Up 8pm, Music 9pm, Free Admission