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Soundwalking and Improvisation

Andra McCartney

Published: 2010-08-30

TEXT: The author describes and reflects upon her soundwalking practices and techniques, and presents several examples of recordings she has generated using these processes. AUDIO: Two samples of soundwalk recordings.

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  • soundwalking_and_improvisation.pdf

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  • apple_blossom.mp3

    2 MB | audio/mpeg

  • apple_blossom_kalimba_mix.mp3

    2 MB | audio/mpeg


Improvisation implies a deep connection between the personal and the communal, self and world. A “good” improviser successfully navigates musical and institutional boundaries and the desire for self-expression, pleasing not only herself but the listener as well.

– Rob Wallace