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INTERVIEW: Control This!: An Interview with Fresh Kils

V. Mark Campbell

Published: 2013-10-04

Control This! was an outreach project by ICASP in
collaboration with Immigrant Family Services in September
of 2012. The goal of the project was to explore ways in
which youth might learn to create improvised music using
digital tools, particularly the MPC 500 and MPC 1000. With
the assistance of Karen Kew, ICASP Postdoctoral Fellow Mark
V. Campbell explored the MPC with 5 youth over the course
of one month. The expertise of Controllerist Fresh Kils was
brought in to enhance the final workshop. Mark V. Campbell interviews Fresh Kils about his process and controllerism in relation to improvised art practices.

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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.