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"This Music Demanded Action": Ralph Ellison's Aesthetic Imperative

Robert O'Meally

Published: 2008-08-25

VIDEO: Dr. O'Meally discusses the work of Ralph Ellison in relation to improvisation and social aesthetics. TEXT: A course description for Dr. O'Meally's lectures.

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...partly because I know that’s the only way that we could solve a creative problem [using improvisation with children ranging in abilities] and what doesn’t work is trying to impose a template on the students who are not able to respond to that template.

– Pauline Oliveros (in working with Abilities First)