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Open Music Ensemble

The Ensemble is an improvisational, spontaneous-music cooperative, designed to encourage musicians to allow the music they create to come through them rather than be made by them. Most of the notes, rhythms, and sounds in an Ensemble performance are intuitively created by the Ensemble members during the performance as they listen to each other and permit themselves to respond spontaneously to what they hear. By thus standing out of the way, the Ensemble's sounds and rhythms move to a deeper level and offer the listener a more profound musical experience. We call this way of performing "Open Music". An Open Music Ensemble performance is not only improvised but it is often structured in advance specifically for the occasion or location


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