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Katy's Song

Dawn Matheson

Published: 2012-01-28

VIDEO: One of six short videos produced by filmmaker Dawn Matheson and commissioned by ICASP and Musagetes. "Katy's Song" documents Jane Bunnett's work in Guelph as the inaugural ICASP Improviser-in-Residence, focusing on her work with KidsAbility. Dawn's focus on Jane's professional and personal relationship to Katy, a student in the program, considers the transformative potency of an improvisational pedagogy on both teacher and student.

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Improvisation is, simply put, being and living this very moment. No one can hide in music, and improvising in music is to be truly in this very moment and being completely yourself, with all your qualities and faults. It is probably the most honest state for a human being to be in.

– John McLaughlin in an interview with Daniel Fischlin.