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INTERVIEW: Adaptive Use Musical Instruments Project

Mauricio Martinez

Published: 2011-07-06

Participants: Gillian Siddall, Ellen Waterman, Sherrie Tucker, Pauline Oliveros, Jaclyn Heyen, Leaf Miller, Paula Josa-Jones, Cera Yiu, Iris Hodgson.

Members and collaborators associated with the Deep Listening Institute and the Adaptive Use Musical Instruments Project discuss the origins of the project, its therapeutic value and experiences using the technology working with Abilities First in Poughkeepsie, New York. Also discussed are the research activities conducted through the ICASP project, and the role of improvisation in the project as a whole.

Available Files

  • Adaptiveuse_ICASP_H.264.mp4

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  • AUMI_Group_Interview.pdf

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...partly because I know that’s the only way that we could solve a creative problem [using improvisation with children ranging in abilities] and what doesn’t work is trying to impose a template on the students who are not able to respond to that template.

– Pauline Oliveros (in working with Abilities First)