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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.

Key Subjects

community

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Improvisation implies a deep connection between the personal and the communal, self and world. A “good” improviser successfully navigates musical and institutional boundaries and the desire for self-expression, pleasing not only herself but the listener as well.

– Rob Wallace