improvisation

Premieres

Young Jesus Are Indie Rock's Great Anarcho-Impressionists

The band's new album, premiering before its release via Saddle Creek this Friday, is a part-improvised mini-masterpiece.
Alex Robert Ross
10.9.18
Art

How to Dance When You're 92

Movement, metaphor, Merce Cunningham, and other ways to pay homage to an intergenerational friendship.
Eliza Lambert
11.27.16
Design

26 Hours, 26 Words, and 26 Design Proposals

Newly incubated design studio HAWRAF pushes themselves to the limit by creating 26 designs nonstop over 26 hours.
Andrew Nunes
11.22.16
college football

Patrick Mahomes Is The Future Of College Football's Spread Offense, And The Future Is Scary

Like Johnny Manziel, Patrick Mahomes is a baseball prospect who became an improvisational, system-busting QB. Unlike Johnny Football, Mahomes might be the future.
Ian Boyd
8.29.16
Premieres

PREMIERE: Experimental Trio Think Tank's 'Lid' Is a Genre-Hopping Free-Form Odyssey

Their trio's latest endeavor is an improvised, multi-genre audio/visual jam that combines 16mm film with 21 minutes of drone, noise, ambient, hardcore, and saxophone.
Kim Kelly
7.1.16
Interviews

How Darkside's Dave Harrington Improvised a New Solo Career

We spoke with the prolific guitarist about making his debut LP 'Become Alive' and playing Hall & Oates in the club.
Max Bell
4.15.16
we saw this

You Have Faust's Art of Improvisation to Thank for Everything You Love

The legendary German experimentalists played on garbage in a 100-person space on their fourth US tour ever, and the results were magical.
Michael Powell
4.5.16
Interviews

Jandek Affiliate Heather Leigh Brings Appalachian Soul and Pedal Steel Guitar to Improvised Noise

The West Virginia-born and currently Scotland-based musician talks about introducing her grandma to noise, and her time spent touring with avant-rock legend Jandek.
Phil Freeman
12.14.15
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Here’s a Teenage Mac DeMarco Singing a Song About Charlie Brown Doing Bad Stuff to a Sheep

Fresh piece o' hot Internet coming right through.
Joe Zadeh
10.19.15
Art

Mansions, Gore, and Party Food: The Apocalyptic Delights of 'Die Laughing'

“Maybe it's not too late for new things...If not, let's go down joking,” says Stanya Kahn, the artist and director of the show which opens tonight at Marlborough Chelsea.
Sami Emory
9.12.15
Stuff

How Improv Made Its Way into Corporate America

While it's hard to imagine a buttoned-up CEO playing classic improv games, improvisational workshops are becoming fashionable in corporate America.
Jacob Harper
5.21.15
good fans

Mariners Fan Tries to Catch Foul Ball by Throwing Tub Full of Popcorn at It

A Mariners fan tried to catch an Eduardo Nunez foul ball by throwing a full tub of popcorn at it.
Sean Newell
4.26.15
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