Experimental Improvisation Ensemble

The Experimental Improvisation Ensemble (XImE) is a performing group of musicians, sound artists and other artists focusing on the creation of group improvisational works, as well as works utilizing alternative scoring techniques, conceptual ideas, and mixed media creations.

The ensemble focuses on developing improvisation skills and alternate modes of musical creation outside of particular stylistic conventions and also serves as a vehicle for composition students to explore new ways of creating sound compositions. Traditional musical notation is prohibited, in favour of verbal and/or alternative notational approaches and the ensemble welcomes non-reading musicians, as well as artists from other disciplines.

Please contact Directors Scott Smallwood and Mark Hannesson with questions.