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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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  • AUMI_Group_Interview.pdf

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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.