New Release: Winter, Spring and Fall

I finally was able put together an album of improvisations performed over the last year (Cellar Door Records).  Also included are a couple works, “Currents” and “Elevator to the Moon.”  In the near future I will be releasing an album of sound art-related works titled “Songs of the Singularity.”  Stay tuned.  – JC

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Musical Therapy

Ophelia Steve Layton (feat. Paul Muller, Lee Noyes, Steve Moyes, J.C. Combs) She Noticed the Color of Her Eyes – JC Combs, Joseph Benzola, Lee Noyes, Benjamin Smith I would like to share two works from this week’s ImprovFriday session, exact opposites and I have realized they work as therapy, especially if listened to back […]

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ImprovFriday+1 September 25-26, 2009

Steve Moshier – The Calling – improvfriday (9/25/09) Steve Moyes – Sycamore Alun Vaughan – Just a Phase Jukka-Pekka Kervinen – Impro 09/25/09 Lee Noyes – Clustering Johnny & Faith – Improv 9/25/09 Benjamin Smith – Ben.improv.Sep.20.2009 Shane W. Cadman – Piece 092509 Steve Layton – 1.  Spaceship (attribution to Benjamin Smith, Lee Noyes, Steve […]

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ImprovFriday August 7, 2009

Shane Cadman – Improvisation 8.7.09 Benjamin Smith – Ben.improv.July.31.2009.080709 Bruce Hamilton – Pastorale Improv Charles Turner – Burrowing JC Combs – Improvisation 8.7.09 Paul Hertz – Sages Leave Their Contemplations Johnny & Faith – Hiding From Grandma by Token Wonder David Toub – For Roger Copland Paul Muller – Three Bar Transform Thomas Bjørnseth – […]

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ImprovFriday July 17, 2009

Bruce Hamilton – Clocker Improv Dave Seidel – Sisters and Brothers Live at the Starving Artist, July 16, 2009 Steve Moyes – Untitled Improvisation David Toub – For Philip Glass Alun Vaughan – Untilted Rendered JC Combs – 4/17/09improv Paul Muller – Stuck in Four Benjamin Smith – Vocal Impro7/15/09 Jukka-Pekka Kervinen – Use of […]

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ImprovFriday Exposition: June 5, 2009

ImprovFriday was particularly fun yesterday and very busy. A big welcome to Vanessa Rossetto, who provided a beautifully aching improvasition for viola.  Not in the romantic sense, but as if she were deconstructing the viola and every so often we hear the instrument speak one sentence, perhaps explaining the meaning for its existence. Special thanks […]

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#improvfriday – Twitter

Our third week of nonpop improvisation on Twitter (a Stweet Art Collective) got just a little larger yesterday, 3-13-09.  I learned a couple things which I am kind of embarrassed to admit.  Randy Gibson asked what our hashmark should be.  Well, I didn’t know what a hashmark was, but I had an idea since I […]

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