KFGM & Daisy Chain Productions Present
Improvised music and movement jams in The Missoula Public Library on the
Last Monday of most every month from 6 until 8.
ALL are welcome.
The FreeSessions is an improvised music and multidisciplinary session to promote collaboration amongst creatives in the Missoula Valleys. Our aim is to cultivate a healthy musical eco-system across genres, artistic disciplines, and ages. We are fostering a climate of improvisation, transcending musical styles and structures. This session is to encourage active listening among all participants and a full acceptance of all musicians. It is a place to grow your musicality and yourself.
Every month a curator presents a new piece of music or concept or improvisation for the first 30 minutes. Following the curator’s presentation, participants are invited to be a part of group improvisations throughout the rest of the evening. To participate, just show up and sign up at the beginning of the session. Session facilitators will help arrange groups.
We encourage participants to read the curator’s blog post prior to the session to get a sense of the intentions they are setting for the group.
The FreeSessions was founded by Bill Kautz and Naomi Moon Siegel, as part of Lakebottom Sound, in 2017 as a place to cultivate improvisation, listening, collaboration, and experimentation across the creative communities of Missoula. Beginning in 2024;
KFGM is proud to steward the gathering of local creative minds through the continuation of this program at The Missoula Public Library.
Naomi Moon Siegel
Hello folks, I am an improvising trombonist, composer, educator, and lifelong student. I am thrilled to be curating the first FreeSessions back after a hiatus. I’m so excited for this community space to be run by KFGM in partnership with the library moving forward, in an effort to make these sessions more sustainable. Blog post coming soon to share more about my curation!
Percussionist, Producer, and DJ Cole Bronson has been a prominent and prolific figure in the Missoula music scene for the last few years. Playing with and contributing to musical outfits/artists such as Cosmic Sans, Rob Travolta, Tormi, Crosstalk, and a recent stint FUULS, along with a wide array of sample-based abstract hip-hop releases under the moniker 's_nya' Bronson's reach extends across a variety of genres and styles.
May 31 (Friday)
Jay Bruns is an abstract audio/visual artist utilizing sound and video to create textural landscapes.
Jay will be curating FreeSessions by pairing video synthesizers with long form ambient granular synthesis through immersive multi-channel audio playback. Participants are encouraged to pursue the relationship between abstract video and sampled ambient and percussive audio.