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The Improvising Eye: Genesis

Mauricio Martinez

Published: 2010-08-30

VIDEO: Part 1 of 5 in a documentary series on the ICASP project's objectives, research, and progress to date. An introduction to improvisation as a social practice and to the nature of the project is the focus of this entry. TEXT: An artist's statement by creator Mauricio Martinez.

Available Files

  • Part1Genesis-MMH264.mp4

    89 MB | video/mp4

  • improvising_eye_artist_statement.pdf

    58 KB | application/pdf


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