On the eve of our highest profile event, with 13 events behind us, this might be a good time to reflect on the stuff I’ve learned (and am learning) about running a space for improvised music. I’m indebted to those who have told stories of, and given advice on, running no- or low-budget ventures elsewhere. [...]
Monthly Archives: January 2009
Stet Lab with veteran improviser-saxophonist Paul Dunmall on Tuesday, February 10th 2009, upstairs @ The Roundy, Castle Street, Cork, Ireland.
A couple of days after the January Lab, I was discussing with Murray Campbell how you avoid getting too comfortable in the context of group improvisation, and he said something interesting, that you should have a “healthy disrespect for the comfort zone”. It’s an issue that popped up before (I briefly touched on this last [...]
So the Sunday before Stet Lab I did a 24 hour detox, it was tough going as I wasn’t allowed to eat carbs or anything and there is only so much fruit and veg you can eat! Anyway what’s this got to do with Stet Lab? Well I found that January’s Lab was easily the [...]
The next Stet Lab (featuring Paul Dunmall) will be on Tuesday, February 10th 2009.
Audio recordings of the January 12th Stet Lab are now online.
The opening Stet Lab of 2009 takes place in one week (Monday, January 12th). The event will feature the return of the way-out, unconventional fiddle player Murray Campbell.