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Panel: Desire and Signification

David Lee, Michael Szekely

Published: 2010-09-08

VIDEO: David Lee presents a paper entitled: “Dance, Deconsecration, and Salvation: Ellington at Newport 1956”. Michael Szekely presents a paper entitled: “A Pulsional Ontology of Music: Barthes and Beyond”.

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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.