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Absent Bodies, Virtual Bodies

Tamas Dobozy, Kimberly Hannon, Andrew Raffo Dewar

Published: 2010-09-09

VIDEO: This panel discusses the body and improvisation, especially asking questions of communication between bodies, canonization, gender equality, originality (what constitutes an original piece?) and the ontological implications of mechanical re-performance.

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  • Absent_Bodies_Virtual_Bodies_full.mp4

    501 MB | video/mp4


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