The Improvisor: Magazine Benefit

Saturday, July 1, 1989. 8:00 pm

A benefit concert for the improvisor, the international journal of free improvisation, founded in 1980. From a photocopied newsletter, to printed journal (and now online http://the-improvisor.org) the magazine covers the world of improvised music & philosophy. The mission was and is “for the purpose of sharing  experiences in world of  sound, writings about sound, movement & music, performance events of interest, and to build a network of people & a web of information in which to further develop and support the act of unabashed creativity and play….”  The founders and editors: La Donna Smith and Davey Williams.

With (in order of appearance, sort of, and then in assorted combos) Peter Zummo, Anthony Coleman, George Cartwright, Tim Spelios, Sue Ann Harkey, Guy Yarden, Davey Williams, Ikue Mori, Luli Shioi, Matthew Shipp, Tom Cora, Jim Staley, Evan Gallagher, Raisa Inoue, Anthony Coleman, Elliott Sharp, Nic Collins, David Shea, David Weinstein, Ned Rothenberg, David Simons, Doug Henderson, John Zorn.