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PANEL: Words and Music: Powering Up (part two)

Houle François, Carol Ann Weaver, Jack Wright

Published: 2011-09-08

VIDEO: This panel discusses various topics including improvisation as oral storytelling in two contemporary African music groups, experiences with free improvisation, and concepts of time, space, memory and sampling in relation to musical performance.

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  • words_and_music_powering_up_two_full.mp4

    572 MB | video/mp4


Improvisation implies a deep connection between the personal and the communal, self and world. A “good” improviser successfully navigates musical and institutional boundaries and the desire for self-expression, pleasing not only herself but the listener as well.

– Rob Wallace