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who am i?

I am a guitarist, composer, and improviser based out of Chicago. I like to play music that focuses on exploring sound through free jazz, collaborative improvisation, and experimental music. Current projects that i am involved in include a quartet that explores parameter-based improvisation and non-traditional forms, a guitar/bass/drums/laptop trio called dawa, and For The Birds, a sextet that writes music based on bird calls.

I also curate the Autotelic Series, a music series happening on the first Wednesday of every month in Chicago.

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contact me at ishmaelalimusic@gmail.com