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ROUNDTABLE: Improvisation and Outreach: The Ethics of Improvising with At-Risk or Aggrieved Communities

Neil Guilding, J.P. Melville, Brad Muirhead, Richard Newirth, Lorna Shwartzentruber, Julie Smith, Chris Vaughn, Denise Watson

Published: 2009-09-11

VIDEO: Roundtable participants discuss outreach programs that make use of improvisation and are targeted towards at-risk communities. TEXT: Biographies of the roundtable participants.

Available Files

  • Improvisation_Outreach_Roundtable_bios.pdf

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  • Improvisation_Outreach_Roundtable.MP3

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  • Roundtable_-_Improvisation_and_Outreach.pdf

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  • Improvisation_and_Outreach_full.mp4

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So one of the things that improvisation has come to mean in the context of highly technological performance is that improvisation is the last claim to the legitimate presence of a human in the performance of music.

– Bob Ostertag