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Improvisation in the age beyond Mechanical Reproduction

  • Spectrum 70 Flushing Avenue, Garage A, Brooklyn NY (map)

A festival/symposium curated by David Rothenberg and Nicola Hein

Improvisation, the spontaneous creation of music live, has paradoxically benefited tremendously from the value placed on recording performances, so past improvisations can be meticulously praised and studied. Now that recordings stream endlessly everywhere for free, and their value to some has plummeted to zero, how does this relationship proceed?

Featuring 30 minute sessions from George Lewis, Fred Moten, Tanya Kalmanovitch, Dafna Naftali, Andrew Drury, Hans Tammen, Sarah Weaver, David Grubbs, Ally-Jane Grossan, Nicola Hein and David Rothenberg.



Earlier Event: April 19
Tar Sands Songbook: Workshop
Later Event: May 28
Wadada Leo Smith - Viola Quartet