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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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  • Panel_-_Improvisation__Cultural_Policy_and_Arts_Funding.pdf

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  • Improvisation_Cultural_Policy_Arts_Funding_bios.pdf

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  • Improvisation_Cultural_Policy_Arts_Funding_full.mp4

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  • Improvisation_Cultural_Policy_Arts_Funding.MP3

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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