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An Interview with Fred Frith: The Teaching of Contemporary Improvisation

Charity Chan

Published: 2007-12-03

An interview with Fred Frith, guitarist/composer/improviser and the founder of the Master of Fine Arts Contemporary Improvisation program at Mills College in Oakland CA. The interview covers areas regarding gender representaiton, institutionalization of improvisation, and the difficulties and considerations of creating and establishing an improvisation program at a higher education institute.

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We’ll all be more innovative if we participate in collaborative webs and share more openly. Creativity is always a collaboration and it’s always a form of improvisation, written large in the social world.

– Keith Sawyer