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Musique Actuelle: Ontology

Meghan Dzyak, Hélène Laurin

Published: 2010-08-25

Part three of four in a series of films documenting the work of performers involved in the musique actuelle scene in Montréal. The entry focuses on the notion of ontology and gives a brief definition of musique actuelle.

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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