Kip Kipperman is a musician, composer, improviser, sounder, listener, and teacher currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area, by way of Boston, Berlin, and Western Massachusetts.
Kip has taught music courses at Hampshire College (Amherst, MA) and Mills College (Oakland, CA), and holds a BA in Music & German from Hampshire College, as well as an MA in Music Composition from Mills College. They are currently working on a Deep Listening certification and will be certified at the end of 2018.
Kip has studied with Pauline Oliveros, Zeena Parkins, Maggi Payne, Ellen Fullman, Fred Frith, James Fei, Roscoe Mitchell, Jamie MacDonald, Dan Warner, Christoph Cox, Roman Yakub, Junko Oba, and Marty Ehrlich.
Interested in how personal aspects of oneself are negotiated and translated into improvisation of all kinds, they are focused on the possible healing qualities of embodying oneself and building community through sonic improvisation, body movement, dreamwork, mindfulness, radical education, and political activism.
Kip believes deeply in the power of animal-friends, veganism, cooking & baking, self-care, chamomile lavender tea, meditation, transparency, kindness, love, and listening.
Photo by Dawn Kipperman (1994)