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PANEL 1A: Extramusical Legacies: Narrative, Memory, and the Poetics of Cultural Knowledge

Guelph Jazz Festival, ICASP

Published: 2014-08-19

A conference panel presented as part of the 2013 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium.
Moderator: Rob Wallace
• Aaron Yale Heisler (English, University of Toronto), “Coltrane’s Pursuit of Elegance”
• David Lee (School of English and Theatre Studies, University of Guelph), “A Place Where Anything Could Happen: Improvised Music and Canadian Modernism, 1974-1988”
• Sara Villa (Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice, Université de Montréal), “Jayne Cortez: the Improvised Voice of the Performance Poet in the Globalized World”

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Improvisation implies a deep connection between the personal and the communal, self and world. A “good” improviser successfully navigates musical and institutional boundaries and the desire for self-expression, pleasing not only herself but the listener as well.

– Rob Wallace