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Panel: Improvisation and Music Theory


Published: 2013-05-24

VIDEO: Footage of the paper presentations for the panel on Improvisation and Music Theory. Panelists include Vincent Benitez (Pennsylvania State University), Massimiliano Guido (McGill University), Chris Stover (New School), Paul Steinbeck (Washington University at St. Louis). The panel is chaired by Brian Lefresne. This panel is held at the Boarding House for the Arts (6 Dublin St., Guelph).

Available Files

  • Summit_2013_Day_2_Panel_Improvisation_and_Music_Theory_full.mp4

    684 MB | video/mp4


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.