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The Temporal Aura of Improvisation: It's Time to Play Jazz!

Jaime R. Brenes Reyes

Published: 2011-11-09

This article uses Walter Benjamin's "The Work of Art in the Age of its Technological Reproducibility" in order to demonstrate the way jazz improvisation embodies a structure of play that integrates diverse understandings of time and space.

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There is a curious yet enormously fruitful duality in the way that improvisation plays on our expectations and perspectives.

– Tracey Nicholls