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Queer Theory

Peter Blouw

Published: 2010-03-19

Providing a brief introduction to queer theory and its influence within the humanities, this paper argues that there are several noteworthy connections between queer theory and the theorization of improvised practices.

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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.