Non-Idiomatic Improvised Music



Jesse Stewart

Dong-Won Kim

William (Bill)


Wayne Eagles




In November 2016, Korean percussionist and vocalist Dong-Won Kim and pianist James McGowan performed a concert of non-idiomatic improvised music at the Ottawa Steinway Gallery: Spontaneous Sound & Spirituality–Inter-Cultural Improvised Music. Dong-Won performs with Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble and is a Professor at Wonkwang Digital University in South Korea.


A live recording of this performance will be available soon under the album title: Over the Mountain.





In May 2017, Bill Richards and James McGowan presented a lecture-recital "Modes of Spontaneity in Non-Idiomatic Improvised Music" in Toronto at the annual meeting of the Canadian University Music Society. This is an eight-minute freely improvised duo performance, using a non-tonal harmonic language.