04/19/15

Chris Johnston on Performance and Improvisation (Quote)

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In the beginning, when clouds were God’s breath, and buffaloes roared without fear, and time was uncounted except by death and birth and the sky darkening, there was performance. And it was never counted as special or apart because it was and it was what happened and without it we thought there would be drought and insufficiency and possibly war when you wanted peace, or peace when you wanted war. So we moved and shook and spoke in sequences of unidentified languages and evoked harmony in ourselves and terror in our enemies. And we urged ourselves good fortune and bonded with each other and reinforced ourselves as tribe of reindeer or mountain or lyre bird.

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04/7/15

Music Instigator – Interview with Jeffrey Agrell

Bill Arnold interviewed me last month and just published the edited results on his web site, The Music Instigator (there are also a couple of embedded videos of me improvising with Lin Foulk and Werner Elmker). The audio interview is entitled: “Jeffrey Agrell – Improvisation for Everyone”

I’ve only listened to the beginning of it, but I think he did a good job in putting it together. And the title really sums it all up! Thanks, Bill!

Music Instigator - Interview with Jeffrey Agrell

Bill Arnold interviewed me last month and just published the edited results on his web site, The Mus...

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Tag: improvisation, jeffrey-agrell, music-instigator, podcast, william-arnold

New Visions of Music Making

New Visions of Music Making

This post is a trope on the felicitous phrases "Re-Imagining the University Ensemble Experience" ...

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Tag: a-soprano-on-her-head, accidental-collective, cerberus, david-cutler, eloise-ristad, latitude-ensemble, the-perfect-wrong-note, the-savvy-musician, william-westney

Cutting Edge in Nova Scotia

Cutting Edge in Nova Scotia

[This is a slightly edited re-post from Horn Insights] Let's get this out of the way up front: I'...

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Tag: ardith-haley, improvisation, improvisation-in-education, music-curriculum, nova-scotia

Soundpainting #27: Bending Time

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Tag: evan-mazunik, soundpainting

Soundpainting #36: Let's Talk About It

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Tag: evan-mazunik, soundpainting