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Thinking Spaces - November 6, 2015

This session of Thinking Spaces: The Improvisation Reading Group and Speaker Series session is titled Change of the Century: How Ornette Coleman Transformed Improvised Music. The session will present David Lee. He is the author of The Battle of the Five Spot: Ornette Coleman and the New York Jazz Field. Taking Coleman's critically important 1959 engagement at the NY Five Spot as a point of departure, we will be examining the wider implications of his innovations on post-1950s improvised music.

Please join us for this tribute to Ornette Coleman on Friday, November 6th between 2:30pm and 4:30 pm at the Guelph Public Library, Board Room (100 Norfolk St.).

This event is free and open to the public.

So one of the things that improvisation has come to mean in the context of highly technological performance is that improvisation is the last claim to the legitimate presence of a human in the performance of music.

– Bob Ostertag