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WORKSHOP: New Communities of Sound: Improvising Across Borders

Jane Bunnett, Alain Derbez, Hamid Drake, Terrie Hessels, Abdoulaye Koné, Getatchew Mekuria, Brad Muirhead, Rob Wallace, Jah Youssouf

Published: 2009-09-11

An improvised musical performance featuring musicians from around the world who are able to combine very different traditions and styles into a single collaborative piece of art.

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  • New_Communities_of_Sound_Roundtable.MP3

    165 MB | audio/mpeg

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  • New_Communities_of_Sound_full.mp4

    556 MB | video/mp4

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  • New_Communities_of_Sound_full.mp4

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  • New_Communities_of_Sound_highlights.mp4

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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)