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The website Interdiciplinary Instant Composition is intended for the research and development of IMPROVISATION as a craft/discipline in itself.

It invites dedicated improvisers from any discipline to share their work methods and principles, in order to develop an INTERDISCIPLINARY VOCABULARY for instant composition.

Interdiciplinary Instant Composition

Soundpainting is the universal multidisciplinary live composing sign language for musicians, actors, dancers, and visual Artists. Presently (2021) the language comprises more than 1500 gestures that are signed by the Soundpainter (composer) to indicate the type of material desired of the performers.

ORO MOLIDO is a Portuguese fanzine dedicated to free improvised music, sound art and new music.

Oro Molido

Magazine for music games/graphic compositions

a4 room is a cross-border project between visual art, composed music and improvisation which was initiated in 2004 by Leif Jordansson for The Great Learning Orchestra. It was initially an open invitation to contribute with a composition for orchestra, with the only restriction that it should be written to fit on an a4 sheet. Now it has now grown into an archive with more than 140 compositions made by artists and composers from different genres and from all over the world.

The invitation is made clear that all means are permitted and that one may use anything from notes and text instructions to graphic images and photographs.


The Genetic Choir is a utopian idea and an ensemble of contemporary vocal improvisers that creates their own artistic projects and can be approached for collaborations and for giving concerts. We offer workshops that are open to everyone. We are also an ANBI stichting (official cultural charity organisation), and we like to create projects that initiate dialogue and reflection about societal issues and the role of improvisation and music therein.

Genetic Choir

Improvisers’ networks is a portal to share exchange and connect which aims to explore “free improvisation, its nature and practice” in all disciplines, platforms: music, dance, poetic , graphic, is the primary aim of this website.
Though the project had a time frame from 2014 – 2019 there is still posts coming and a repository of resources to check out.

An Arts Council funded resource organisation for Irish and Irish-based jazz musicians, and a specialist promoter of jazz, improvised and ethnic music in Ireland. They also provide tools for helping and guiding musicians through production, marketing, funding etc.

Need to get random inspiration, break a deadlock or dilemma situation? Draw a card from Brian Eno’s  deck of cards Oblique Strategies.

Each card contains a gnomic suggestion, aphorism or remark which can be used. A few are specific to music composition; others are more general.

Brian Eno’s card game Oblique Strategies online

All About Jazz might be the biggest magazine for jazz music, existing over 25 years and produced by jazz fans themselves. In their extensive archive of more that 77.000 reviews and articles there are still quite a bit of space for the improvised music and the musicians, large and small.

An amazing collection of field recordings by enthusiasts around the globe

Trying to find musicians or albums – here’s a good place to look.
While only covering the biggest name this website presents a comprehensive and in-depth resource for finding out more about the albums, bands, musicians and songs you love.