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Discussion: Scott Thomson in Conversation

Scott Thomson in Conversation

Improviser in Residence Scott Thomson will lead us in a discussion of Chapter 2, "Participatory and Presentational Performance," from the book Music as Social Life: The Politics of Participation by Thomas Turino. We will use it to consider the live performance of creative improvised music in general and Thomson's cartographic compositions in particular.

You can read more about Thomson's work here

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.