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Interview with Eugene Martynec: Improvising as a Community

Sandro Manzon, Eugene Martynec

Published: 2011-06-22

In this interview, musician Eugene Martynec identifies the functionality and ideals of his group, the Toronto Improvisers Orchestra. He explains techniques behind conducted improvisation languages. In addition, he talks about pedagogical devices which he uses to direct an improvising 'community-like' orchestra in Canada.

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So one of the things that improvisation has come to mean in the context of highly technological performance is that improvisation is the last claim to the legitimate presence of a human in the performance of music.

– Bob Ostertag