Improvisational Sax Player Opens Evening @ BOP STOP Before Improv Jam Outlab

Tue 8/20 @ 7PM

Ritwik Banerji plays the saxophone, but that’s not all he does. Last year, he earned his PhD in ethnomusicology at Berkeley, focusing on “the development of artificially intelligent virtual performers of free improvisation and subjecting these systems to the critique of human musicians as a means of eliciting their commentary on their experience of collaborative music-making.”

You can read his dissertation here.

Actually, this human musician will be actually playing himself — he’s not sending a virtual performer in his place — at the BOP STOP. It’s a $10 suggested donation at the door.

He’ll open an evening of off-the-beaten-path exploratory music. After he plays, the monthly Outlab improvisational jam takes place, where participants are invited to bring musical instruments and other sound-making devices for a session of group improvisation.




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