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PANEL: Improvisation, Cultural Policy, and Arts Funding

Alan Stanbridge, Rob Wallace, Eitan Wilf

Published: 2009-09-10

VIDEO: Three presenters give talks on range of topics related to improvisation, cultural policy, and arts funding. Alan Stanbridge: "A Nightmare on the Brains of the Living: Cultural Policy, Government Funding, and Contemporary Music." Rob Wallace: "Space is the Place: Venues and Other Vicissitudes of Improvising Musicians." Eitan Wilf: "Unexamined Forms of Cultural Dissemination and the Limits of Cultural Policy." Text: Abstracts and biographies for the panelists.

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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.