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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.

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  • Adaptiveuse_ICASP_H.264.mp4

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Listening itself, an improvisative act engaged in by everyone, announces a practice of active engagement with the world, where we sift, interpret, store and forget, in parallel with action and fundamentally articulated with it ("Mobilitas Animi" 113).

– George E. Lewis