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University of Guelph

Iris A. Hodgson is an MA student in Philosophy at the University of Guelph. Her research explores the intersections between disability theory and feminist philosophy. She is a Research Assistant for the Gender and the Body research area and Project Manager of the Adaptive Use Musical Instruments Project.

Improvisation is, simply put, being and living this very moment. No one can hide in music, and improvising in music is to be truly in this very moment and being completely yourself, with all your qualities and faults. It is probably the most honest state for a human being to be in.

– John McLaughlin in an interview with Daniel Fischlin.