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PANEL: Justice, Society, and Improvisation

Karen Crawley, Eugene McNamee, Clare Moss-Couturié

Published: 2009-06-19

VIDEO: Three presenters give talks on a range of topics related to justice, society, and improvisation.VIDEO: Three presenters give talks on a range of topics related to justice, society, and improvisation. Eugene McNamee: "Is Justice Just Ice?” Karen Crawley: "Deviating from the Script – Police, Power, Performance and Australia’s ‘Censorship Crisis.'" Clare Moss-Couturié: "Archipelic Thought, Improvisation and ‘artistic authority’: Betty Carter in the 1950s." TEXT: An abstract for each presentation.

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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.