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PANEL: Improvisation, Text, and Media

Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium 2010

Published: 2011-07-27

Three panelists present papers on the theme Improvisation, Text, & Media. Nicholas Loess: "Cameras on Standby Indefinitely: The Body in Video"; Michael Mackenzie: "Jazz, Public Television and Cosmopolitanism"; Jaime Brenes Reyes: "Improvisation as a Writing Technique in Cortazar's Hopscotch, Or How Julio invites the Reader to Play Along"

Available Files

  • panel_improv_text_media.mp4

    450 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.