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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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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