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PANEL: Aural/Visual Confluences (Part one)

Alain Derbez, Sara Villa

Published: 2011-09-07

Alain Derbez speaks about freedom and jazz, specifically improvisation and how artists in Mexico utilize visuals to correspond to sound in performance. Sarah Villa explores jazz improvisation as storytelling, specifically manifested in Jack Kerouak's writing as a narrative that bridges the gap of orality in jazz music.

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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)