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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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  • SI_2008_poster_Scarola.pdf

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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