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Interview with Patricia Nicholson and William Parker

Nate Chinen, Patricia Nicholson, William Parker

Published: 2010-09-02

AUDIO: Nate Chinen interviews Patricia Nicholson and William Parker, chief stewards of New York's Vision Festival. Vision Festival is a high-profile and esteemed event profiling free jazz and avant-garde music. TEXT: Nate Chinen's introductory piece, contextualizing and reflecting upon the conversation, which took place at Parker and Nicholson's home in August, 2010.

Available Files

  • Nicholson_Parker_Vision_Intro.pdf

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  • William_and_Patricia_Parker.MP3

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  • nicholson_parker_transcript.pdf

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So one of the things that improvisation has come to mean in the context of highly technological performance is that improvisation is the last claim to the legitimate presence of a human in the performance of music.

– Bob Ostertag