The Suoni Per Il Popolo Festival and the Vandermark 5 offer a rare opportunity for listeners and musicians to attend an open workshop presenting the performance and improvising methods of this long standing ensemble. Each member of this group (Tim Daisy [drums], Kent Kessler [bass], Fred Lonberg-Holm [cello/electronics], Dave Rempis [saxophones], Ken Vandermark [tenor sax/clarinet]) has participated in some of the most critically acclaimed, cutting edge music of the last decade. The workshop will showcase the band in a rehearsal-type environment, as they perform and discuss Vandermark’s compositions, pieces which will then be played in the evening as part of the 10th edition of the Suoni Per Il Popolo Festival. In addition, the individuals of the band will answer questions about their music from the audience. This will be a special event and a unique chance to have a firsthand encounter with new music and the musicians who create it.