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The Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice Project: Some Thoughts on Outreach, Partnership, and Policy

Ajay Heble, Ellen Waterman

Published: 2010-01-07

ARTICLE: This talk, given at the Canadian New Music Network Forum in Halifax in January 2010, gives an overview of the scope, context, and research goals of the Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice project.ARTICLE: This talk, given at the Canadian New Music Network Forum in Halifax in January 2010, gives an overview of the scope, context, and research goals of the Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice project. It gives particular emphasis to the way improvisation, as a social practice, relates to issues of diversity. ATTACHMENT: List of ICASP project partners, 2010.

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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.