IMOOfest 2013

IMOOfest 2013 Night 1: a huge dynamic range
“The second edition of IMOOfest opened with three performances, which each reached their audience’s hearts and minds, but in quite separate ways.   The festival is being held this year in the intimate GigSpace, which gave it a warm, inviting, and informal feeling . . .” Nov. 8, 2013 read full aritcle:

IMOOfest 2013 Night 2: stretching the rules
“Night 2 of IMOOfest 2013 showed the diversity of what can be described as improvised music or avant-garde jazz. It began with Jeff Morton playing what was billed as a solo electronics set .” . . .  Nov. 9, 2013, read full article:

IMOOfest to return after financial break-even and artistic successes “Pedersen said they were very happy with GigSpace: “It worked out fantastically. They’re generous with their time, it was affordable for us, and this is a beautiful room which suits the music that we’re doing very, very well.” The room worked particularly well in letting the audience hear every note in the very quiet music from many of the performers: for example, Jesse Stewart rubbing his face against a cardboard box. It also had generally good sight lines for the all performances.” Nov/13 read full article: 

IMOO logoFriday, November 8, 2013 – 7 p.m.
Saturday, November 9, 2013 – 7 p.m.
Sunday, November 10, 2013 – 7 p.m.

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The Improvising Musicians of Ottawa/Outaouais’ second edition of its improvised music festival, IMOOfest.  IMOOfest 2013 will showcase several acts over three days.

The festival will feature:
Land Of Marigold
Jean Martin & Christine Duncan
alongside a selection of established local artists.

Concert schedule:

Presented by: Improvising Musicians of Ottawa/Outaouais (IMOO)

IMOO are group of musicians who, drawing on jazz, classical, folk and rock traditions, are dedicated to the exploration of contemporary practice in improvisation. They are interested in exploring different practices and means of communication, including, but not limited to, verbal, visual, auditory, gestural, concrete and abstract. They are a platform and resource for emerging artists to present their work and/or collaborate with other artists and exist as a means to community development and networking, bringing artists together, and presenting their work to a broad audience.

The second annual IMOOfest will be held this year from November 8 to 10. Ottawa’s premiere festival of improvised and avant-garde music will be held in a new location. read article