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Sun Ra: A Profile

Peter Blouw

Published: 2010-08-25

A short biography of the improviser Sun Ra that examines the impact and significance of his performance practices within the context of arguments favoring the social implications of improvised music.

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...partly because I know that’s the only way that we could solve a creative problem [using improvisation with children ranging in abilities] and what doesn’t work is trying to impose a template on the students who are not able to respond to that template.

– Pauline Oliveros (in working with Abilities First)