Welcome everyone to another ImprovFriday.  The optional theme this weekend is sketch and I’ll leave that to everyone to interpret in their own creative muse.  The event of recorded music will run until Saturday evening @9 pm EST.  Look forward to seeing everyone!


  1. Bill says:

    Thank You Jim for starting this up… and might I add being the leading edge of the music sketch.  It is after listening to your Violin and Altered Steel… I somehow made something similar as it was created as well along your lead-edge probably on theme.

    Bill Newbold = fresh-look-1

    Bill Newbold = fresh-look-2

    I am listening to the words on music production right now.  really great workings.

    the next piece or two I made earlier this week.  The whole of the work is here sounds-like-something-i-am-hearing-again

    Bill Newbold = paino-somethings-1.mp3

    Bill Newbold = mipit-dipit-doete-1.mp3

    heart in space

  2. Paul Muller says:

    Paul H. Muller TR2 1-26-18

    A new set of cells for the TR2 server and this is what it came up with this morning.  The new scale consists of five tones: G, A, Bb, C and D – not a pentatonic scale but seems to have a somewhat ominous feel to it.  My goal of becoming more productive by automating as much as possible is making progress.  I notated 16 four-bar cells from the five-tone scale and made up seven audio files – one for each voice plus the marimba pulse.  Took about an hour.  I put all the files into my server and took a walk while it built out all the segments for each voice and randomly organized them following Terry Riley’s notes in the score for ‘In C’.  It takes about three hours to generate the first final file, and about an hour for each of the subsequent versions which are generated every 8 hours.  The automated mixing leaves something to be desired, however…


  3. Jim Goodin says:

    Jim Goodin – With Pen

    Hey fellas and welcome.  I had a busy day at work and didn’t really have time to check in but great to see all of you again.  This community is amazing in it’s longevity.  I continue to look forward to every weekend knowing we will turn up to create.  This is a lap steel improv with heavy reverb from the iOS app AUFX:SPACE made by Jonatan Lyjerdahl.  He makes to me the best audio effects in the iOS world.

    • Jim Goodin says:

      Chris I don’t know this piece but works well and is like a gesture drawing.  I assume it was written by Anderson as a short almost haiku but wish it would go on.  It is low for you vocal wise but makes for an interesting mesh with the mandolin which is neat new texture.  Digging and I want one.  I have a regular mandolin that I defretted few years ago and have not brought out in a while.

    • Jim Goodin says:

      Paul that was nice.  I like the thickening of the instrumentation near the beginning.  It grows fuller seemingly more than in previous.  Also the ending fade out is new I think and works well.  Maybe this one is less/more than some I don’t know as Bill would say 🙂  Good stuff either way!

  4. Jim Goodin says:

    Jim Goodin – In the Coal

    I’m notorious for leaving the light on and never closing the event.  So if you still want to post something have at it.  I was cleaning the kitchen thinking of the remix Steve just did of Shane and James and was feeling the energy which is precisely why I would sit down and record something in a very Brian Eno quiet sort of moment other than the full chordal beginning!  I tuned the lap steel down with an odd interval on top for this.  As was posting started thinking of coal and hence the title.  Great works everyone! I have streamed through most and will all over dessert I think.

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