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ROUNDTABLE: Graphic Scores / Structured Improvisations

Germaine Liu, Nicholas Loess, Joe Sorbara, Jesse Stewart, Ellen Waterman

Published: 2009-09-09

VIDEO: Musicians involved in the performance of graphic scores and structured improvisations discuss their methods and practices, and the nature of their performances. TEXT: Biographies of the roundtable participants.

Available Files

  • Graphic_Scores_Structured_Improvisations_full.mp4

    338 MB | video/mp4

  • Graphic_Scores_Structured_Improvisations_bios.pdf

    82 KB | application/pdf


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.