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Ethnographic Methodology for the Artist-Scholar: Experiential Representation in a Decentered Improvising Community

Kristin Scarola

Published: 2008-08-25

This poster displays an ethnographic methodology which allows for collaboration between researcher and subject, and it provides examples of the visual results of this 'method assemblage' through font, color, and photographic image.

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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.