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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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Listening itself, an improvisative act engaged in by everyone, announces a practice of active engagement with the world, where we sift, interpret, store and forget, in parallel with action and fundamentally articulated with it ("Mobilitas Animi" 113).

– George E. Lewis