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“Points of Contact”: Co-Positioning Improvisation and Adaptation Theory and Practice, An Interview with Dr. Linda Hutcheon

Stephanie Hill

Published: 2013-10-15

Hill and Hutcheon discuss the relationship between the fields of improvisation and adaptation, identifying their points of overlap and tension.

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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.