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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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Listening itself, an improvisative act engaged in by everyone, announces a practice of active engagement with the world, where we sift, interpret, store and forget, in parallel with action and fundamentally articulated with it ("Mobilitas Animi" 113).

– George E. Lewis