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things that you hope a human being will be

Alissa Firth-Eagland, Ajay Heble

Published: 2012-09-07

TEXT: This comprehensive overview of Jane Bunnett's year as Improviser-In-Residence includes a short biography, an interview with Bunnett by Ajay Heble, for a session of Thinking Spaces: The Improvisation Reading Group and Speaker series, and an essay by Guelph-based artist Dawn Matheson, who documented many of Bunnett's projects. Matheson's essay includes photos, first impressions, two impromptu interviews, and multiple summaries of the experience behind the videos (included as part of the publication). VIDEO: Content of enclosed DVD: Matheson's films, "Katy's Song" (http://www.improvcommunity.ca/research/katys-song), "Interruptions" (http://www.improvcommunity.ca/research/interruptions), and "Jane Bunnett and the Vertical Squirrels" (http://www.improvcommunity.ca/research/concert-jane-bunnett-and-vertical...), and video by Matheson and Nicholas Loess, "Sound Painting" (http://www.improvcommunity.ca/research/sound-painting).

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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)