Minta White

Flutist, Improvisor

1:00 PM13:00

FluteFest 2018 - Free Improvisation: An Invitation to Adventure Workshop


An event at FluteFest 2018.  Registration for FluteFest is required to participate. FluteFest registration and events begin at 8:30 AM and end at 9 PM.  If you have any questions, please visit my contact page.


Free Improvisation: An Invitation to Adventure Workshop

Presented by Minta White

Have you ever wanted to try improvisation? Or have you tried it before, but weren’t sure how to expand upon your ideas? This workshop will take you on an improvisation adventure! We will discuss a variety of approaches to the process of free improvisation. During our explorations, we will build upon musical skills to create brand new improvisations in ad hoc ensembles. All levels welcome. (Participation in ensembles strongly encouraged - please bring your instrument to the workshop!)

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7:00 PM19:00

Interactive Improvisation Concert with Carte Noire

**FREE and Open To The Public**

Meet us at the Jahn Reading Room!

Preparing for a performance usually requires careful study of a musical score. What happens when there is no score and the musician is the master of his/her own fate?  

The musicians of Carte Noire have been exploring this question with the students in Pomfret School's Freshmen Immersion course over the past year.

In this interactive concert, Minta White (flute) and Tim Peck (piano & effects) will use their musical diverse backgrounds to navigate this free-form musical conversation.  

Adventures are never planned—they are always improvised. We invite you to take this journey with us as we compose the music we will perform right before your eyes and ears. Bring an instrument, your voice, or an old pot to bang. You will never experience this original music in the same way again!

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to May 16

International Society for Improvised Music Festival and Conference

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9th Festival and Conference - 

Wilfrid Laurier University, John Aird Centre                                                                            

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada 

May 12, 3pm

Performing with Carte Noire


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4:00 PM16:00

Spectacle II

Spectacle II

Improvisations Series at Real Art Ways (Hartford, CT)

Spectacle, the culminating event of the 2014-15 Improvisations season.

A cross-generational gathering of improvisors, the evening will feature groupings of players, followed by Abstract Forest, an improvising orchestra.

Allan Chase/saxophones
Andrea Parkins/accordion
Jerome Deupree/drums and percussion
Fay Victor/voice
Adam Matlock/accordion
Junko Fujiwara/cello
Joe Morris/guitar and bass
Stephen Haynes/cornets
Zachary Rowden/bass
Minta White/flute
Sam Lisabeth/guitar
Will Bridges/alto saxophone
Travis Bliss/tenor saxophone
Jaimie Branch/trumpet
Jason Belcher/baritone horn

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8:00 PM20:00

Uncertainty Music Series at Never Ending Books

Performing with Carte Noire in New Haven, CT.

About the Uncertainty Music Series:

A monthly concert series presenting concerts of improvised, electronic, and experimental music in the New Haven, CT area since 2007. The goal of the series is to provide a venue for local and regional artists who aren't being actively presented in other venues in the area and to encourage creative exchange amongst artists in New Haven and the region.  

For questions about the series, please contact Carl at


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7:30 PM19:30

Entre Mundos

An evening of contemporary, classical and South American folk music with the Alturas Duo. The program will include the premiere of Arthur Hernandez's "Three Meditations for Flute and Guitar".  Performance at Whitney Center for the Arts in Cultural Pittsfield and the Upstreet Cultural District.

Seating begins at 6:45 pm.  Tickets: $20.  Reservations strongly recommended. To reserve tickets, email: or call 413-443-0289.  Bistro setting with Tapas, Wine, Champagne & Beer available to order!

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6:00 PM18:00

Improvisations at Real Art Ways: Joe Morris and Stephen Haynes present SPECTACLE

The Improvisations series was created in 2011, and offers nine concerts each season and is now in its third year of presenting. Stephen Haynes and Joe Morris, who perform with a guest, or guests, sharing concerts of completely improvised music, curate the series. To date, their guests have included Tyshawn Sorey, William Parker, Ken Vandermark, Mark Dresser, Kyoko Kitamura, Fay Victor, Ingrid Laubrock, Sara Schoenbeck, Nate Wooley, and many others. 

The current season of Improvisations concludes with an evening-long assembly of musicians that mixes well-known players with emerging players in a series of ad hoc groupings of various sizes and culminating with all the players performing in the large ensemble, Abstract Forest.

Joe Morris guitar/bass
Stephen Haynes/cornets

Jerome Deupree/drums
Taylor Ho Bynum/ cornet
Tatsuya Nakatani/percussion
Mat Maneri/viola
Jim Hobbs/alto saxophone
Daniel Levin/cello
Brad Barrett/bass
Andria Nicademou/vibraphone
Chris Cretella/guitar
Joelle Wagner/bassoon
Daniel Pencer/tenor sax, clarinet
Zoe Christiansen/clarinet
Minta White/ flute
Matt Plummer/trombone
Matt Chilton/reeds
Sean Sonderagger/reeds

6-11 PM, Saturday, May 24, 2014
Real Art Ways
Hartford, CT 

$15/$12 for members

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Improvisations on the RAW website

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