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INTERVIEW: Matana Roberts

Eric Lewis, Matana Roberts

Published: 2010-08-14

An interview with Matana Roberts in which she discusses her use of historical and familial narratives, along with improvisation, in the Coin Coin performance project.

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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