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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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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.