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The Improvising Eye: Community

Mauricio Martinez

Published: 2010-08-30

VIDEO: Part 4 of 5 in a documentary series on the ICASP project's objectives, research, and progress to date. The role of music in community-building is the focus of this entry in the series. TEXT: An artist's statement by creator Mauricio Martinez.

Available Files

  • Improvising_Eye_Community_full.mp4

    133 MB | video/mp4

  • Part4Community-MMH264.mp4

    133 MB | video/mp4

  • improvising_eye_artist_statement.pdf

    58 KB | application/pdf


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.