Liverpool improvises on the music scene

Experimental improvised music continues to play on the fringes of musical society, but the number of festivals celebrating it is growing. While Europe is known as a hotspot of creativity for the improvised music scene, so too are Japan, Australia, and increasingly, the United States.
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Experimental improvised music continues to play on the fringes of musical society, but the number of festivals celebrating it is growing. While Europe is known as a hotspot of creativity for the improvised music scene, so too are Japan, Australia, and increasingly, the United States.

This weekend sees two young festivals continue to flourish on both sides of the Atlantic. The unlikely US city of Baltimore surprised critics in 1999 with the success of ‘High Zero’, and is now hosting its fourth annual festival of experimental improvised music this weekend.

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Michelle Draper
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Michelle lived and worked in Rome and London as a freelance feature writer for two and a half years before returning to Australia to take up the position of Head Writer for Arts Hub UK. She was inspired by thousands of years of history and art in Rome, and by London's pubs. Michelle holds a BA in Journalism from RMIT University, and also writes for Arts Hub Australia.
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