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PANEL: Exploring the Improvisative: Two Views

Tracy McMullen, Benjamin Piekut

Published: 2007-09-07

VIDEO: Two panelists present on the notion of the improvisative and its significance in relation to performativity. Benjamin Piekut: "From the Performative to the Improvisative: Reconsidering Butler.” Tracy McMullen: "Playing the Performative: Replay and Improvisativity.” TEXT: An abstract and biography for each panelist.

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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