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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

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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.