Birmingham Improvisers Orchestra directed by Mike Hurley
BIO aims to create a focus for creative music making in Birmingham and the wider Midlands area. It will be made up of musicians who are concerned with improvisation regardless of their particular chosen area of musical activity. Although at the heart of its activities will always be improvisation it will also seek to encourage composition initially at least in the form of BIO-Activities provided by members of the group and a pool of pre-existing classics. It will also seek to generate creative partnerships with like minded people from across a broad range of disciplines whether they be musical or from art forms.