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Re: Improvisation = fast Composition ?

On Thursday, May 29, 2003, at 05:37  PM, Alex Stahl wrote:

> I am inclined to think that composition allows iterative editing, in a 
> way that improv does not. For example one can change the beginning of 
> a composition after hearing the ending, before any one else hears the 
> beginning. I don't know if that's "better" or "worse", but it does 
> seem, to me, like a difference between the practices.

This is, to me, one of the most interesting things about devices like 
the EDP.  While they don't allow you to edit like you could if you were 
composing, the ability for multiple undos in an improvisational 
situation is a strange addition.

Mark Sottilaro