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PANEL: Intercultural Improvisations: History, Religion, Crisis, Change

Gaelyn Aguilar, Gustavo Aguilar, Sunelle Fouché, Wasanti Paranjape

Published: 2009-09-09

VIDEO: Three presenters give talks on a range of topics related to improvisation and transcultural understanding. Sunelle Fouché: "Crossing the Divide: Music Improvisation with a Group of Adolescent Boys from Communities Fragmented by Gang Violence." Wasanti Paranjape: "Khyal and North Indian Classical Music." Gustavo and Gaelyn Aguilar: "Ah Raza! Making Ideas and Revelations Matter." TEXT: Abstracts and biographies for the panelists.

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  • Intercultural_Improvisations_bios.pdf

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  • Intercultural_Improvisations.MP3

    173 MB | audio/mpeg

  • Intercultural_Improvisations_full.mp4

    622 MB | video/mp4


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