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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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...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)