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Improvisation and Trust: Mutually Reinforcing?

Mally McGregor

Published: 2010-05-18

This article explores the mutual connection between trust and improvisation and the implications of this connection for building relationships among individuals and communities.

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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.