Music Improvisation Collective (M.I.C.) champions all things related to music improvisation. We promote live performance, teaching, research and the building of social communities in all areas relating to music improvisation in a warm and nurturing environment!
Music improvisation is about creating and making music that goes beyond the traditional music notation; the courage to experiment, the heart to learn and think creatively in making music. Our passion is to perform live music that is refreshing, re-arranged and always giving you good vibes!
Music of the 21st century encompasses a broad spectrum of musical styles such as jazz, pop, fusion, new-age, funk, blues, avant-garde to digital music. Improvisation is a core aspect of this creative art form and knowledge of this skill enables the musician to become more dynamic, versatile and relevant.
M.I.C. has played an important role in building a community of music improvisers in Singapore that connects people of all ethnicities and generations through performances, educational workshops, masterclasses and various community outreach programmes such as ‘Jazz@Ang Mo Kio’, ‘Jazz@Punggol’, ‘Retro Live’, ‘Jazz For Curious Listeners’, ‘The Rhythm in Me’, ‘Jazz@Toa Payoh’, ‘Jazz In July@ Esplanade, etc.
The M.I.C. Band performs regularly for live events, weddings, corporate functions, etc. and has conducted many coaching clinics,workshops, jam sessions to lift the standard of improvisational music in the community. Eg. ‘Jazz for Kids!’ programmes at the various national libraries and in MOE schools.
M.I.C. has partnered with stakeholders such as Northwood Music, LaSalle College of the Arts, Esplanade, Anadigi Soundlab, Blujaz Cafe, Library@esplanade, People’s Association, the Ministry of Education and many other private entities to present exciting music programmes and events for you.
Founded by Eric Lee with core team members Janelle Tan and Nikos Tan, M.I.C. is passionate to share this vision to all stakeholders and working partners to bring about high quality music for you to enjoy and appreciate!