While in the past I’ve generally worked through group improvisations intuitively, the concept of working strategically has become more and more appealing for a number of reasons which I’m not going to get into here. No revelations, just re-considerations. The aspiration for this month’s Lab (though I admit I decided on it less that five [...]
Monthly Archives: November 2008
Stet Lab’s final event of 2008 featuring saxophonist Bruce Coates on Tuesday, December 9th 2008, upstairs @ The Roundy, Castle Street, Cork, Ireland.
The audio recordings on this site have been made available courtesy of the performers. The current handshake agreement, however, is a little haphazard, and (potentially) prone to misunderstandings. I am therefore proposing to move these recordings onto the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.
I knew this was going to happen sooner or later. Not exactly coasting, but I’ve been fairly comfortable with the tactics, strategies and lexicons I’ve deployed at Stet Lab. Minor criticisms here and there of course, but nothing that seemed to warrant a wholesale rethinking of what to play or how to improvise. But those [...]
So, judging by the camera the following morning, this months Stet Lab was so successful that Ad-Hoc… just couldn’t resist posing for the album art. Well why wouldn’t we after the fantastic collaboration that occurred? I have performed at several of the Stet Lab evenings and as the only performer that doesn’t have an instrument [...]
The next Stet Lab (featuring Bruce Coates) will be on Tuesday, December 9th 2008.
Audio recordings of the November 10th Stet Lab are now online.
A very special Stet Lab takes place in one week (Monday, 10th November). Featuring Belfast-based saxophonist Franziska Schroeder, the event will mark Stet Lab’s first birthday.