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Re: Great speech video on "Sound"

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From: E Gross
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Subject: Re: Great speech video on "Sound"
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2010 16:39:51 -0700 (PDT)

--> sounds like a Grateful Dead concert!

Yes, I think so. Here's an interesting extreme example: It might even
occur that the art in improvisational music has less to do with what
sounds are actually produced as with the process of the musicians
trying to find "something to say" (i.e. looking for common ground). In
this case *the artist's intention* - to go with that definition of art
- is to put themselves into unknown territory and just deal with that
situation as best as they can. An audience can even enjoy following
this process if the musicians are unsuccessful in finding a common
ground expression (goofing around in confusion until the piece is

Hello Per,

  I pretty much agree with your take on improvisation, although I think it would matter what sounds are produced. Trying to improvise while beating a dead horse ( both literally & figuratively ) would not be pleasant to me although my Hungarian ancestors might enjoy it. I also would point out the live improv is a rather limiting & limited form in art, especially in music. It might be easily attempted in a duo or even up to a quartet, for instance, but I think that asking a symphony orchestra to do a live improv would not elicit any fresh exciting music. Whereas, any composer writing for a symphony is constantly improvising & can then have a live orchestra play his score. I'm pointing this out to show the differences in how improv might or might not work depending on the situation.

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen

Mark Showalter
Minden Jot!



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