If I set up a fortnightly/monthly music open workshop ensemble in Derby, would you come?
Here's the [not-quite-fully-formed] idea:
two or three musicians bring up to two pieces to be performed by participating musicians
no covers, standards or arrangements— original music only. You get to work with whoever is there to play it: but other than that, there would be no stylistic restrictions on the music
no emphasis on Western music notation
each composer gets a fixed amount of time to work through their material there and then with the group: the pieces are then performed in front of an audience
We'd all get to meet other musicians, try new things, generally experiment. It's not a paid gig; but I'm hoping it'd be more focussed and potentially more constructive than a jam session. This is a participatory thing, but room hire and pushing the night would need covering, so there'd be a small charge for the audience [I'm thinking £5].
Any thoughts, offers of help/assistance and suggestions are welcomed!