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Onward Willow Workshop Profile

Rebecca Caines, Ellen Waterman

Published: 2010-08-25

VIDEO: Ellen Waterman and Rebecca Caines discuss an outreach project involving the community organization Onward Willow and explain some of the social and creative benefits of encouraging people to improvise in an inclusive, non-judgmental atmosphere.

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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.