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Deborah Wong

Published: 2008-08-25

VIDEO: Dr. Wong discusses the notion of America as nation founded upon the dystopian notion of slavery and considers the potential for improvisation to combat despair and engender community in a dystopian state. TEXT: A course description for Dr. Wong's lectures at the Summer Institute, includling this session on 'Dystopias.'

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  • Wong_Course_Description.pdf

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  • Dystopias_highlights.mp4

    57 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