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EDITORIAL: Improvocracy?

Daniel Fischlin

Published: 2012-05-08

In Daniel Fischlin's editorial and overview to this issue of Critical Studies in Improvisation, he poses a new neologism--improvocracy--and asks what might happen should improvisatory musical practices stand in for different forms of democratic practice.

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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.