CMG has released its first e-book, Unfinished. Born out of a conversation at the Improvisation Summit of Portland 2013, Unfinished is a collection of interviews from CMG-related musicians and dancers from diverse genres who share insight into their creative process and work. Unfinished includes interviews with Linda Austin, Nate Wooley, Buke and Gase, Ben Goldberg, John Butcher, Marisa Anderson, The Tenses and others. It’s available for any e-book reader for $5. Proceeds from the sales of Unfinished help the CMG do its work facilitating experimental and improvised performances in Portland. You can find Unfinished here.
CMG has also released the 2013 Performance Compilation on limited edition tape and digitally through Bandcamp. The compilation showcases just a sampling of the amazing musicians we have hosted throughout the year and features recordings of live performances by Elfin Elephant, Rich Halley, Marisa Anderson, Lori Goldston, John C. Savage Trio, Grammies, John Gross Trio, Amenta Abioto and Catherine Lee. You can find the compilation available for download here.
Our fundraiser for the Improvisation Summit of Portland 2013 is live. Please head over there, check out the awesome perks we have available and help make this amazing event happen.
The CMG used funds from the grant we received from the Miller Foundation to purchase new chairs, a PA, microphones, a bass amp and assorted PA equipment.