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Guelph Reading Group: 2009 Readings

"Manifesto". The Improvised Life.
http://www.theimprovisedlife.com

"Landscape with Pauline Oliveros", Music from the Aether, dir. Robert Ashley, 1975
http://www.ubu.com/film/oliveros.html

On the Edge- Improvisation in Music (Part 3), dir. Derek Bailey. UK, Channel 4. 1992
http://www.ubu.com/film/bailey.html

Jacques Derrida “Unpublished Interview.” June 2006.
http://www.derridathemovie.com/readings.html

Durant, Alan. 1989. “Improvisation in the Political Economy of Music”. In Norris, Christopher, ed. 1989. Music and the Politics of Culture. New York: St. Martin's Press, 252-282

Sound?? Dir. Fontaine, D. Per. Rahsaan Roland Kirk and John Cage USA, New Tempo.
http://www.ubu.com/film/kirk.html

Keith Johnstone "Afterthoughts". Impro for Storytellers. (Faber and Faber: New York) 1999. 339-342

Kanellopoulos, P. “Musical Improvisation as Action: An Arendtian Perspective” Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education 6/3:
http://act.maydaygroup.org/articles/Kanellopoulos6_3.pdf

Mattin. "Going Fragile". Eds. Mattin and Antony Iles. Noise and Capitalism. Donostia-San Sebastián: Arteleku Audiolab 2009. Kritika Series. 19-23.

David Remnick."Bird-watcher: Thinking about Charlie Parker, every day". Profiles. New Yorker. February 4, 2010.

David Sterritt. "Revision, Prevision, and the Aura of Improvisatory Art". The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 58:2, “Improvisation in the Arts” (Spring, 2000), pp. 163-172

...partly because I know that’s the only way that we could solve a creative problem [using improvisation with children ranging in abilities] and what doesn’t work is trying to impose a template on the students who are not able to respond to that template.

– Pauline Oliveros (in working with Abilities First)