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GIOfest XII
Day 1 Evening Concert

Thu 28 November 2019

The evening kicks off with a rocket launch of our new GIOxtensions feature. This first concert of the festival will feature MNDMTH : CONVERGENCE - a sonic-visual collaboration between drummer/composer, Stuart Brown, and new media artist, Stephen Curtis. This project, mixing elements of experimental music and generative visuals, utilises improvised percussion as a means to generate and “paint” unique sound and graphical explorations.

The evening will continue with our first guest, Anne Pajunen, from Sweden, who will present her piece The SALT Variations, a complex arrangement of musical and literary themes, utilising all of the ensemble’s range of instruments and voices.

The final set on Thursday will be a short set from the full 34-strong GIO Ensemble with a new piece utilising the CCA Theatre space as a starting point for exploring sound and from that small group partnerships will form as the piece develops.

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GIOfest is an annual festival in Glasgow providing a platform for improvising musicians and artists, organised by Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra, a large improvising ensemble of musicians from diverse artistic backgrounds ranging from free improvisation, jazz, classical, folk, pop, experimental musics and performance art.