In September 2012 Dan presented initial findings of a research project centred on improvised musical performances addressing visual artworks
The finishing have now been put to a project combining poetry, music and images inspired by the extraordinary etchings of Michael Fell. hard copies are available. Contact Dan for more info. Here's a taster:
Okeanos perform the 2nd of two studies composed for them by Dan Goren:
Listen to an extract of Ensemble De Ereprijs performing 'Flow de Ereprijs':
Sum Over Histories, composed by Dan Goren, performed by Music Orbit collective featuring Braindead @ The Forge, London, Feb 2010.
Dan is curating this evening with visitors David Birchall (guitar) and Andrew Cheetham (drums). Also including new video scores by Dan and Dariusz Dziala.
two further live performances of this poignant and original telling of the Easter story that combines music by Dan Goren for solo celloe performed by Bruno Guastalla, projections of etching by Michael Fell, and poetry by Maggie Goren read by Sheila Probert.
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Dan will be performing with the Oxford Improvisers on this special evening featuring some of the very best UK artists including Alex Ward, Pat Thomas, Evan Parker, John Russell, John Edwards and more.
The first live performance of this poignant and original telling of the Easter story that combines music by Dan Goren for solo celloe performed by Bruno Guastalla, projections of etching by Michael Fell, and poetry by Maggie Goren read by Sheila Probert.
Italian improv group Heimway join Oxford Improvisers
The January instalment of OI’s monthly residency at The Old Firestation. Featuring Nonstop Tango and of course the OI orchestra.
The December instalment of OI’s monthly residency at The Old Firestation. Featuring a duo set by Jon Seagroatt and Ian Staples and of course the OI orchestra.
The Oxford Improvisers invite Bristol-based trio Aigon DAAC featuring Stuart Chalmers (tapes and pedals), Dominic Lash (bass) and Dan Bennett (laptop)
Drawing on voices from all backgrounds using pitched and unpitched vocal sounds this evening’s performance explores the use of voice in improvisation.
This evening’s event is directed by vocalist Anne L Ryan.
For the first Oxford Improvisers concert of the new season at the Old Fire Station, Oxford Improvisers Orchestra will be joined by the Argentinian guitarist Fernando Perales. A founder member of the experimental group 'Reynols', this will be the first concert of his forthcoming European tour.
Featuring new works by Dan Goren and John Grieve. About Dan's new work:
On Growth and Form - Study I
Taking its name from the D'arcy Thompson's seminal treatise on morphology, this piece seeks to apply the special and apt musical circumstances offered by an ensemble of improvising musicians to the evocation of that most wondrous of spectacles - organic growth.
Dan will be playing with the Oxford Improvisers Orchestra.
Dan will be playing with Stuart Chalmers and Martin Hackett in a set alongside the fantastic NHAM Quartet
Curated by Chris Dammers and featuring a trio of Dan Goren, Chris Dammers (keyboards) and Paul Medley (bass clarinet) as well as the Oxford Improvisers Orchestra.
Performing in response to works by Graham Sutherland on display in An Unfinished World Dan will be performing in a quartet featuring Camilla Cancantata (trombone), Julian Faultess (Eb Horn) and Tim Bushnell (Tuba).
The inaugural Oxford Improvisers Orchestra gig at The Old Firestation.
Marking the tenth anniversary since the re-establishment of Oxford Improvisers and celebrating the remarkable range and diversity of music it has fostered in Oxford and beyond, Cohesion 2011 will be a unique four-day festival of new and improvised music and performance over a two-week period, featuring the legendary Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith. see cohesion2011.wordpress.com for details
24 November, 8pm Newman Rooms
Dan will be performing in a trio with Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith and Julian Faultless as part of a gig also featuring Pat Thomas and Alexander Hawkins.
What might a painting, sculpture or artifact sound like were it turned into music?
Come and witness composer and performer Dan Goren create live musical responses to artifacts in the Ashmolean collection.
10-15 minute performances throughout the day, all around the Museum (detailed schedule forthcoming)
Hear a BBC Radio Oxford's Jo Thoenes interview with Dan previewing Musical Means (Broadcast 16 November 2011): listen
Free, suggested donations of £5,
no booking required.
Internationally renowned improvisers Klaus Janek on doublebass and electronics; Scott R. Looney on electronics and prepared piano will be joined by UK saxophonist Tony Bevan and OI locals whilst on the UK leg of their European Tour. These musicians and their different experiences together and separately create a wealth of sonic textural landscapes in their interactions, with an emphasis on logic and contrasting concepts guiding the overall shape of the work.
Curated by Dan Goren
An evening of voice, improvisation, song, works and text-pieces led by vocalist Anne L Ryan with special guests including Kath Lucas (voice), Laura Mortimer (voice), Pete McPhail (reeds), Julian Faultless (horn) and Dan Goren (trumpet). Some works and pieces to be devised and will feature members of the Oxford Improvisers Co-op.
A new working of the poem Falling Stars by Maggie Goren for improvising ensemble with audio score. Performed by Jill Elliott, Trish Elphinstone, Julian Faultless, Dan Goren, John Jobbagy and Paul Medley