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Oral Histories: A reflection

Paul Watkins

Published: 2012-01-12

This is a short reflective piece which discusses the intersecting relationship between orality and improvised music practices in the expression of personal and cultural histories.

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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