More Talk, Less Action - West Space - 19 Feb 2015

More Talk, Less Action
Improvisation: How To Win
Thursday 19 February, 2015 – 7:30pm
West Space, Level 1, 225 Bourke St, Melbourne

* Lloyd Honeybrook (Make It Up Club, Overground Festival, hate saxophonist)
* Alice Hui-Sheng Chang (experimental vocalist, teacher/workshop facilitator)
* Adam Simmons (Festival of Slow Music, teacher, saxophonist, reeds)
Moderated by Clinton Green.

What is the purpose of improvisation? Traditionally improvisers were supposed to serve the song and the music, but is "free improv" too often a free-for-all, with the loudest and most dominating voice “winning”? What principles should a good improviser be guided by, and what bad habits should they avoid? Audience members may want to share their personal horror stories ...

In addition, the panel of sage improvisers will perform Clinton Green’s game piece “Good Improv/Bad Improv” - this involves individual performers in a group receiving incompatible instructions like "be the loudest" and "follow the person on your left", designed to explore group dynamics and create hilarity for the audience.

This is last in the current series of More Talk Less Action, and probably the last one for some time.

Adam and Clinton were interviewed about winning at improv on 3RRR – you can hear it here