LaDonna Smith - The Impulse is the Catalyst

LaDonna Smith has been doing improv for almost 30 years. A virtuoso violinist, teacher, and co-founder of The Improvisor ("the international journal of free improvisation"), she is the image of feminine empowerment, the female criminal in pursuit of the ecstatic, potent, subversive and transcendent.... (interview follows)

First Annual Boston String Improvisors' Festival

Birmingham, Alabama violinist LaDonna Smith opened her set with a bit of commentary on the cool temperature of the fall Boston evening: “I know it sounds rather political to say I represent the Southern U.S., so I'd rather say I represent the warmth and the heat.” 

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