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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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  • interviewwitheugenemartynec.mp3

    14 MB | audio/mpeg

  • Eugene_Martynec_text.pdf

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Musical improvisation is a crucial model for political, cultural, and ethical dialogue and action.

– Ajay Heble