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From Both Sides Now: Improvising Across Communities

Eric Lewis

Published: 2009-10-23

VIDEO: A documentary film about an artistic residency held by MedeaElectronique, an Athens-based collective focused on the creation and presentation of experimental multi-media works. TEXT: A transcript of the video narration.

Available Files

  • from_both_sides_now_transcript.pdf

    76 KB | application/pdf

  • From_Both_Sides_Now_full.mp4

    525 MB | video/mp4


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