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Guelph Reading Group: 2009 Readings

"Manifesto". The Improvised Life.

"Landscape with Pauline Oliveros", Music from the Aether, dir. Robert Ashley, 1975

On the Edge- Improvisation in Music (Part 3), dir. Derek Bailey. UK, Channel 4. 1992

Jacques Derrida “Unpublished Interview.” June 2006.

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.

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:

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

Improvisation implies a deep connection between the personal and the communal, self and world. A “good” improviser successfully navigates musical and institutional boundaries and the desire for self-expression, pleasing not only herself but the listener as well.

– Rob Wallace