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INTERVIEW: Bob Ostertag

Mauricio Martinez

Published: 2011-07-06

Scholar, journalist, and improviser Bob Ostertag discusses the relationship between improvisation and electronic musical production, his time spent playing with renowned jazz improviser Anthony Braxton, and Walter Benjamin's insights on art with respect to contemporary forms of digital media distribution.

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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)