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Half an hour of completely improvised music (mistakes and all). Hosted by Niall Kavanagh (Guitar) and Aaron Breeze (Piano and Electronics). Regular guests join the musical duo every week. Stay Tuned!

Half an hour of completely improvised music (mistakes and all). Hosted by Niall Kavanagh (Guitar) and Aaron Breeze (Piano and Electronics). Regular guests join the musical duo every week. Stay Tuned!
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United Kingdom

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Half an hour of completely improvised music (mistakes and all). Hosted by Niall Kavanagh (Guitar) and Aaron Breeze (Piano and Electronics). Regular guests join the musical duo every week. Stay Tuned!

Language:

English


Episodes

30 Minutes of Improv: EP9 32:39

9/9/2019
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A very Flamenco improvisation. Niall is back from Spain so we took full advantage of what he learnt while over in Granada.

Duration:00:32:38

30 Minutes of Improv: EP8 30:29 feat. Simeon Evans

8/31/2019
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This week's episode features Aaron Breeze on piano and sampler and Simeon Evans on baritone saxophone and live electronics in this contemporary improvisation. Simeon and Aaron talk about the good old days with Simeon's trademark 'hosepipe' and various other improvisation projects they've worked on.

Duration:00:37:14

30 Minutes of Improv: EP7 31:34 feat. Joseph Shaw and Rob Wheatley

8/24/2019
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From the contemporary music scene in Darmstadt, Germany in the 1970s, into free jazz, this experimental improvisation was brought to you by Aaron Breeze (piano and sampler), Joseph Shaw (bass guitar) and Rob Wheatley (cello). This week, we upload the improvisation and review separately. You can find the improvisation on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiFfS7SMGY0 and the review/discussion section on Spotify, iTunes, and TuneIn.

Duration:00:17:59

30 Minutes of Improv: EP6 25:50 feat. Tywi Roberts

8/17/2019
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This week, Niall is still away studying flamenco guitar in Spain, so we have special guest Tywi Roberts who is improvising on electronics through the medium of 'live coding'. Tywi is using a software called Sonic Pi, which is completely free and more information can be found here: https://sonic-pi.net/ Enjoy a chilled, incredibly original improvisation of piano and live coding!

Duration:00:37:29

30 Minutes of Improv: EP5 28:44 feat. Nate Chivers

8/10/2019
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Since Niall is in Spain studying Flamenco guitar, we have Nate Chivers in his stead playing electric guitar. Prepare yourself for an improv consisting of noise, twee tunes, drones, and gnarly guitar sounds. This is the first episode where we start introducing our podcasts. It makes sense if we have guests, but we just didn't think of this in the past... Also, we have now added review sections after the improv where we talk about what happened.

Duration:00:32:41

30 Minutes of Improv: EP4 31:36

8/3/2019
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The most coherent improv yet. In this one Niall brings an electric guitar instead of his classical. Hints of Blues and jazz with some hypnotic and psychedelic drones. Chill out and enjoy!

Duration:00:31:36

30 Minutes of Improv: EP3 29:54

7/27/2019
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This episode Niall and Aaron create a very contemporary and dissonant improvisation. Using microtones, dark harmonies and distinct rhythms. This improvisation has hints of Blues, Jazz and alternative chromaticism.

Duration:00:29:53

30 Minutes of Improv: EP2 29:52 feat. Tom Hillary

7/20/2019
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Our second episode features Tom Hillary on percussion adding a totally different dynamic to the original duo. Hints of Colonial America, early film scores and contemporary compositions.

Duration:00:29:52

30 Minutes of Improv: EP1 28:47

7/13/2019
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The first of many. Niall and Aaron kick things off with a Jazzy, Flamenco improvised duet. Enjoy!

Duration:00:28:46