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Fri      July 30     7:00
 BARE HANDS     “Mastering the Art of Improv”
   Festival preview and  art opening featuring Howayada Klann:  Larry Hoagland, Brad Davis,
           Walker Yancey, and Jess Marie Walker,a collaborative group exploring interactive noise installation
           and performance work using assemblage and electronics along with occasional language
           manipulation and playful game exercises.   

Sat       July 31    7:30   BARE HANDS “Corpus Euphonium” (Birmingham)   freejazz noise with dance!  
            Stella Nystrom, Rhea Speights, Rebecca Harris w/Stephen McClurg, Dave Ault (sax), Eric Jenkins (Sax),

Sun      AUG 1     8:00  THE STONE  the improvisor festival  opens  in New York City!  THE STONE   is located at  the corner of  avenue C and 2nd street, New York City   The  A.M.I.C.A. Bunker Reunion Concert  featuring
 LaDonna Smith
, Jack Wright, Chris Cochrane,  Reubin Radding,  Andrea Parkins,  Blaize Siwula,
Sean Meehan, Judy Dunaway, Matt Ostrowski, David First, Andrew DeWar
and others…     more

hear this broadcast on the phone internet radio show!  

Sun      AUG 1     8:00   The North Midtown Arts Center, Jackson, Mississippi Satellite Concert
                                       121 Millsaps Avenue Bruce Golden, Evan Gallagher, Jeb Stuart and others will perform In the spirit of this 30 year anniversary, old friends and 80's-era Ars Supernova ensemble-mates   reconvene in improvisation to ruminate on their past and the surprising future they now find themselves in.
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THURS     5          4:30 p.m.the improvisor parade Birmingham AL  to be broadcast
                                                               the phone internet radio show!
                             a  "progressive parade...." from Forest Park
to Five Points South, then Crestwood!
                             Come in costume, or bring an axe (instrument of your choice), toys, battery operated tools 
                             & household items, dogs, signs & streamers.  Join us at any point.
Forest Park Shopping District (Meet at V. Richards Parking Lot on Clairmont)
                             5:30  Five Points South, around the fountain & shopping district                        
                             7:00  Crestwood Coffee:  parade concludes: Alice Faye Love Art Opening                


 THURS     5         7:00 p.m. Satellite Concert  GREY GABLES in Montevallo, Alabama.   Performers  
                            include: Pony Bones (Atlanta, GA) free-form death blues; Yakuza Dance Mob (Bham)
                            party noise;   Jefferson Mayday (Columbia, SC) free jazz drumming; Gashy                             
(Atl) unconscious balladeer;  Cedro Danado (Montevallo) southern gothicetry, minimalism;
                            Karst (Montevallo) quiet one-woman fiddle and found object percussions;  
HoWaYaDa Klann + surprise special guests (Bham & Montevallo) transdio noiseaumitions  

FRI  AUG  6         WORKPLAY (Birmingham) "Magic City Meltdown!"
                                                          the improvisor festival
                                                                  doors open  6:30
7:00   "August Us  Melt" musicians, dancers, puppets and wheelchair dance
                        featuring Jill Burton, Claire Elizabeth Barratt, Celeste LaBorde, Clifford McPeek, Juliet    
Eastlick, Stella Nystrom, Some Grets..Rhea Speights, Mary Foshee, Stephen McClurg,
                        Gino Robair, Alice Faye Love, Sycamore,  Hunter Bell, Si Reasoning, Deborah Mauldin,
American Tribal Style Bellydancers(ATS) - Robin, Liz, Heather and DeAnna,
                        Out of the Darj-(Mark Freeman), Ryan Carlson, Rich Miller, Robert Stewart, and Kevin Barrett

            7:30    Killick  & DeWar     

             8:00    Henry Kaiser & Davey Williams

30   Gino Robair  and you ...
9:00     Ut Gret   Rio styled alt-classical improvisation, elder bros.                   
10:00   Andrea Centazzo   LaDonna Smith   +  Davey Williams
                                                                   USA CONCERTS Reunion
11:00  "Magic City Melt-down"
Chris Cochrane, Davey Williams,  Oteil Burbridge, 
                                                               Matt Ki
mbrell, Gino Robair,
                                                       Rick Nance, Cliff McPeek, Andrew DeWar



SAT        7          9:00 a.m.  Pepper Place  “Farmers Market”  “Morning Improv Parade”

                       10:00-12:00    Stomp Kitchen" Children’s Improv Workshop  Pepper Place at
                     Cantley & Company Kitchen Design Shop just behind the Farmer's Market Square. 
                     "Exploring the sonic potential of the kitchen" for kids, designed by Reynolds Shook 
                      with Mary Foshee, Charlotte & Spencer Leffel, Jasper Justice, and Si Reasoning. FREE

                      7:00-10:00 p.m. ~Night of Mini-Performances~ Pepper Place   "The Listening Room"
                             featuring  Craig Hultgren, Phantom Limb-Cardew , Tea Time With Flaura
Katherine Young, 

SAT        7          8:00 p.m.   Barking Leggs  (Chattanooga), the  improvisor  festival tour
     features Gino Robair & Ann Law, Killick, Jill Burton, Stella Nystrom & Claire Barratt
                                                              Andrea Centazzo,  LaDonna Smith,  Chris Cochrane, Terry Fugate

SUN      8            4:00 p.m.  Pepper Place, “The Listening Room”  Raj Kumar Singh,
                              from Ujjian, India:  “Devotional Music, from India

                            8:00 p.m. EYEDRUM (Atlanta)     the  improvisor  festival tour  
   features Andrea Centazzo,  Killick,  Jill Burton, Claire Barratt, 
                             Gino Robair , Chris Cochrane, Skryxl Pony Payroll Bones, Karst, Cedro Danada
                             Duet for Theremin & Lap Steel, Pocketfull of Claptonite, Them Natives

MON     9           8:00 p.m.   CINE’ (Athens)    the  improvisor  festival tour  
Pocketful of Claptonite, Pony Payroll Bones, Karst, Cedro Danada, Them Natives,  
                            Heather McIntosh,
Skryxl, Chris Cochrane,  Gino Robair,  Andrea Centazzo,   
Jill Burton, Claire Barratt

TUES   10          7:00 p.m.   CINE’ (Athens) “I-NORTON”  Gino Robair conducts his Creative
                           Opera, a collective workshop-musicians, dancers, singers: experienced and non-
                           experienced collaborative improvisational orchestra.

WED      11        7:00 p.m.   "The Listening Room"  Pepper Place CONCERT  
                                            2801 2nd Ave. South    (Birmingham)   

Doug Carroll     “Animal Sounds” (S.F.)
                                   “Street Lingo”     Craig Hultgren, Rick Nance, Lindsay Motlow
                                    Rich O’Donnell & Anna Lum (St. Louis)
                                    Andrew DeWar & Gino Robair duo                                                    

THURS  12           7:00  Pepper Place "The Listening Room”  CONCERT
                                          2801 2nd Ave. South       

                                  Rich Curtis  & Andrew DeWar
“Bluff Duo”
  (Nashville, Tn)  Brady Sharp (g) + David Maddox (sx)                                     
                                “CREATIVE Opera  I-NORTON” Gino Robair, (improv opera for the experienced & non-
                                  experienced alike, please participate!)


FRI          13                    7:00  p.m.  BOTTLETREE MUSIC CAFÉ             
7:00 “Pico Dorado” (FILM & MUSIC GAME w/animations)
                                 Ben Matthews(g), Matt Atatat (b), Wayne Anderson (d), Charles Pagano
                                 (vib),Jason George( b), Louis Perry (e),  Scott Bazar video conduction (45 min)
                                 8:00  “Doug Carroll (SF), Jill Burton (FL)-, Ernie Paik (TN)(20 min)
                                                                  Claire Barratt, Jim Willett
                                 9:00    Wally Shoup (Seattle), Davey Williams(BHAM), Terry Fugate (TN),
                                            Bruce Golden (Jackson, MS) of Curlew.

         10:00  Col. Bruce Hampton (GA)  & the Shaking Ray Levis (TN)            

SAT     14       11:00 a.m.   Pepper Place, “Farmer’s Market”  Children & Youth workshop!  
                                                  John Scalici
  Get Rhythm!   Percussion Workshop

             1:00 -3:00 p.m.    CDF   Dance This Mess Around
                              [Improvisation for Dancers]
by David Appel.

ance improvisation can be closely ordered, totally unruly,
and everything in-between.
                And there are as many ways of approaching it as there are people playing and thinking about the  
dancing body in this context. Our tack will be to engage some structures through which we can  
develop a greater sensitivity within ourselves and to each other, garner skills to organize and
shape our dancing from moment to moment and over time, and foster a more acute awareness of
the space we’re moving in and enlivening. Plus we’ll give a shout-out to the music of the body in
                motion, and to bodies engaging the sound that surrounds us.
 1715 27th Court South Homewood AL 35209


                "Spaceship Saturn: A Tribute to Sun Ra."
     Indoor & Outdoor Stage behind the Winery at Pepper Place      
   "the improvisor" commemorative limited edition wines!   ! ! !        
         on 28th St. S.  2801 2nd Ave. South, Birmingham (behind back)

               7:00   Them Natives   accoustic improv from the Hinterlands (inside)               
8:00   Portal Dementia  Hunter Bell    (mainstage)
                            8:30   Brad Davis
with LaDonna Smith (inside)  
                            9:00   Juka Tribe, 
John Scalici- d, Karen Bentley-Pollick v, Randy Crow-Hammer  
dulcimer, Shariff Simmons-spoken word, Cody Mclain-percussion
                                                   with  EryniasTribe Raven Thrasher, Brooke Schwarz, Denise Wiggington
                                                   fusion belly dance and fire!

                          9:30   RTD3   Doug Carroll, Ron Heglin, Tom Nunn   
10:00  "
Spaceship Saturn"  SUN RA TRIBUTE   ~ RA STAGE  (mainstage)
              Hunter Bell-synth-conduction,

Sharriff Simmons-spoken word, Wally Shoup -s, Brad Davis, Jim Willet pw, John Rodgers  
            Juliet  Eastlick-fl,  Cliff McPeek-tp, Rick Nance tp, Tom Nunn-tb, Ron  Heglin-tb,
            Ben Matthews, Matt Atatat(b), Wayne Anderson(d), Charles Pagano, Ben Farley
            (vib), Jason George- b, Louis Perry-e, Randy Crow-hd, Andrew  DeWar-ss, Cody Mclain-  
p,  Zac-dr John Scalici-dr , Karen Bentley Pollick-v, LaDonna Smith-tbone, Doug Carroll-c,
            Claire  Barratt-c/mvt, David Appel,  Celeste LaBorde, Stella Nystrom-dance. 
            Portal Dementia-synths & drums,  Erynias Tribe, musicians & dancers welcome!


SAT     14         8:00 p.m. SATELLITE CONCERT:  Joe McPhee    Wayward Music Series (Seattle, WA)   
                             at "the Chapel" of The Good Shepherd Center, by Non Sequitur.

Sun     15         11:00 a.m.  Pepper Place, “The Listening Room”  Raj Kumar Singh, from Ujjian, India:  
                                Contemplative music  & practice in the South Indian tradition"
                                           pending... (U.S. immigration Service at it's best)


Sun    15                        3:00 p.m                                                                  
 ANDREA CENTAZZO                                              
  1715 27th Court South,
Homewood                                         Andrea Centazzo solo multimedia anthology concert
                                                     See demo previews on UTUBE

                                with Andrea Centazzo:   film, solo percussion & electronics.  $10 donation       


Sun    15              7:00 p.m.   CHILDRENS DANCE FOUNDATION -   “Orb. Fade. Trip. Dog.”          
David Appel (NYC), Mary Foshee (Birmingham), Ann Law (Chattanooga),
                             Sycamore (Huntsville).
One Hour Performance. F
our acclaimed veteran dance improvisers
                            hit the stage
with a probing look at the intricacies of the body in motion, and all manner of
                            carrying on! As this quartet of dancer/choreographers re-convenes for the first time since  
their dynamic October 2009 premiere performance in Chattanooga, Birmingham’s audience
                            will have a rare chance to see them again push the limits of themselves and their art.
                            Expect an evening both humorous and thought-provoking, where individual virtuosities
meet  razor-sharp sensibilities and sly twists on a moment’s notice.
                            No bad airport food or clogged highway travel required!                           

Tues      17          “Odd of Medusa”
Pepper Place, The Listening Room,   2801 2nd Ave. South
                            Voices of the Alarming Female,
Neko Linda, Laura Secord,  Anne Bailey,  
                            Pamela Plumber, Mimi Latoine, Delores (Dee) Smith, DeJuana McCary & Redemptive
                            Soul, a women's
 jazz band.   $5                             

Wed      18        7:00  Pepper Place  “The Listening Room” 
                                    Jill Burton
& “The Sisters”   vocal workshop (community)
8:00   Indian devotional vocalist/harmonium Raj Kumbar Singh

Thurs     19        
CAFE CONCERT: "Extended Play" The Red Cat
                                                            2901 2nd Ave. South at
Pepper Place 
7:00    KARST - Kathleen Hairston (Montevallo)  vln, tape loops, g, bjo, vocals
                             7:30    "Ultra Hip Review"  Improv Sensational

    Cedro Danado    (Montevallo)   ukelin, fiddle, vocals
8:30    Charlie Rauh  (Nashville) solo style gtr in the style of Hildegarde von Bingen
                             9:15    "Them Natives"

Fri         20       7:00  CHILDREN’S DANCE FOUNDATION    “Homage to Laura”
slides, film & stories (wine & cheese) reservations suggested $25
  “Just Move It”  CDF  Dancers, Movers & Shaker’s improvisor Showcase
featuring:  David Appel (NY), Sycamore, Juanita Suarez & Mark Olivieri (NY)
          Susan Hefner & Michael Evans (NY), Claire Barratt (NC), Rhea Speights (CDF),   
          Mary Foshee (CDF), Doug Carroll, Stella Nystrom, Chris Helleke
          Deborah Mauldin, Ashley Muth, Si Reasoning (Butoh), Davey Williams,  
LaDonna Smith,  Ginger Wyatt, Jill Burton, Alice Faye Love, Jim Willett  

SAT        21           9:00-11:00 a.m. Pepper Place   The LiteBox Gallery   Children’s Improv Orchestra  
                                                               with Si Reasoning

                        “Sudden Death” poets & spoken words
 ROJO at  2921 Highland Ave. S.
7:30       Rich Curtis                                   
8:30     “Sudden Death” 20 poets- curated by Hunter Bell & Lori Lassetter


 SUN 22-28    "ODD PLACES WEEK"  Claire Elizabeth Barratt
improv happenings in odd places, some known and some unknown, Moundville, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Sloss Furnace, Naked Art, Black Belt-Folk Roots Festival, Eutaw graveyard, and elsewhere...tbs..surprise


FRI         27    
“Improv Roulette” 
                      THE LISTENING ROOM at Pepper Place  2801 2nd Ave. South

                        7:00    Stella & Rhea   "In Silence”
                        7:30    Johnny Coley, Jimmy Griffin, Davey Williams, Genie McElroy
                        8:00    Bearing Light Butoh, Deborah Mauldin & Ashley Muth
                        8:30    “Stringtrek”  LaDonna Smith & Misha Feigin
                        9:00   “Improv Roulette” 
(curated by Si Reasoning) Deborah Mauldin,  Ashley, Andrew,
                                    Jennifer Caputo, Celeste LaBorde,  Rhea Speights,  Stella Nystrom, Juliet Eastlick, 
                                    LaDonna Smith, Alice Faye Love, Claire Barratt, Stephen McClurg,
                                    Davey Williams, Johnny Coley, Jimmy Griffin, Cliff McPeek,  Misha Feigin,

SAT        28     9:00-11:00
     FARMERS MARKET  "Childrens Improv Workshop"   10:00 - 12:00
               Improvise with Charlotte and Spencer Leffel of the PINK HOUSE with
                         sonic musical explorations for kids of all ages in movement, rhythm and song.
                         Kids of all ages!  FREE.

 10:00 a.m.   “BLACK-BELT FOLK ROOTS FESTIVAL” (EUTAW, AL)  Davey Williams

   "Sounding Offthe-improvisor festival Closing Party-
7::00-10:00 p.m. "The Red Cat" 2901 2nd Ave. South  at Pepper Place
Dana Moore,"Aura Hoops",
Celeste LaBourde & Sharrif Simmons,  Si
X LeBelle, James R. Hood, THEM NATIVES. "Sounding Off" Finale Community Jam
                             (bring a horn, string, voice or other hand-held musical contribution)

SUN       29      WHEREVER  YOU ARE  Day of Rest, Gratitude & Meditation (improvised of course!)
                        11:00 a.m.  Pepper Place, “The Listening Room”  Raj Kumar Singh, from Ujjian, India:  
                                Contemplative music  & practice in the South Indian tradition"

                        12:00-2:00  ROJO IMPROV BRUNCH  LaDonna Smith, Misha Feigin,
                                           Hunter Bell, Si Reasoning                                                

                         4:00 p.m. “Artburst” Unitarian Universalist Church  micro-tonal works by Monroe Golden                                                                        



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