Terrible Noises for Beautiful People

Mondays and Wednesdays June 7 – June 23, 2010

At Southern Exposure and Kunst-Stoff

Participants make sounds and improvise together, in a series of structured exercises and games. There is some running around and yelling. Parts of the class are very noisy and chaotic; parts are very calm and quiet. The exercises are all vocal – no instruments. No experience is necessary.

While musicians and performers are welcome to this class, non-musicians are even more welcome. The classes are based on the idea of improvised music as a participatory form – as something enjoyable and interesting for people to do together, rather than as a means to the end of performance.

Misha Glouberman, the instructor, has taught the classes for several years in Toronto, where they have been described as “legendary” (MusicWorks Magazine) “a cross between an asylum and the best party in the world” (Eye Weekly) and “a very, very good time” (music critic Carl Wilson).

This is the first time these classes are being offered in San Francisco.

Presented in partnership with Southern Exposure Gallery, as part of Extended Play, a series of weekly live performances and workshops. (soex.org/Exhibit/84.html)

A longer announcement about this class is at: schooloflearning.org/sf2010/

For more information or to sign up, email:improvise@mglouberman.com

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