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PANEL: The Virtual Future of Jazz: Improvisation, Technology, and Time

Roger Dean, Pauline Oliveros, Ken Prouty, Rob Wallace

Published: 2007-09-05

VIDEO: Four panelists present on a range of topics related to improvisation, technology, and time. Roger Dean: “Dynamic Signifying: Control of Sound Intensity by the Miles Davis Quintet and
in Computer-Mediated Improvisation.” Pauline Oliveros: “Deep Listening Convergence 2007: Description of a Process.” Ken Prouty: “Not Dead, But De-Centered: Jazz’s New (Web) Address.” Rob Wallace: "The Drumset is a Time Machine.” TEXT: An abstract and biography for each panelist.

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  • Improvisation_Technology_Time_bios.pdf

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  • Virtual_Future_of_Jazz_2.MP3

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  • Virtual_Future_of_Jazz_3.MP3

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  • Virtual_Future_of_Jazz_full.mp4

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  • Virtual_Future_of_Jazz_4.MP3

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  • Virtual_Future_of_Jazz_1.MP3

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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.