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REVIEW: Playing Ad Lib: Improvisatory Music in Australia 1836-1970

Roger Dean

Published: 2006-05-01

Roger T. Dean reviews "Playing Ad Lib: Improvisatory Music in Australia 1836-1970," by John Whiteoak.

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Listening itself, an improvisative act engaged in by everyone, announces a practice of active engagement with the world, where we sift, interpret, store and forget, in parallel with action and fundamentally articulated with it ("Mobilitas Animi" 113).

– George E. Lewis