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The Oxford handbook of critical improvisation studies / edited by George E. Lewis and Benjamin Piekut.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Berklee College of Music.

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  • ISBN: 9780195370935
  • ISBN: 0195370937
  • ISBN: 9780199892921
  • ISBN: 019989292X
  • Physical Description: 2 volumes : illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. ; Oxford University Press, [2016]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
V. 1. Introduction: On critical improvisation studies / George E. Lewis and Benjamin Piekut -- Part I. Cognitions. Cognitive processes in musical improvisation / Roger T. Dean and Freya Bailes -- The cognitive neuroscience of improvisation / Aaron L. Berkowitz -- Improvisation, action understanding, and music cognition with and without bodies / Vijay Iyer -- The ghost in the music, or the perspective of an improvising ant / David Borgo -- Part II Critical theories. The improvisative / Tracy McMullen -- Jurisgenerative grammar (for alto) / Fred Moten -- Is improvisation present? / Michael Gallope -- Politics as hypergestural improvisation in the age of mediocracy / Yves Citton -- On the edge: a frame of analysis for improvisation / Davide Sparti -- The Salmon of Wisdom: on the consciousness of self and other in improvised music and in the language that sets one free / Alexandre Pierrepont -- Improvising yoga / Susan Leigh Foster -- Part III. Cultural histories. Michel de Montaigne, or philosophy as improvisation / Timothy Hampton -- The improvisation of poetry, 1750-1850: oral performance, print culture, and the modern Homer / Angela Esterhammer -- Germaine de Staèel's Corinne, or Italy and the early usage of improvisation in English / Erik Simpson -- Improvisation, time, and opportunity in the rhetorical tradition / Glyn P. Norton -- Improvisation, democracy, and feedback / Daniel Belgrad -- Part IV. Mobilities. Improvised dance in the reconstruction of THEM / Danielle Goldman -- Improvising social exchange: African American social dance / Thomas F. DeFrantz -- Fixing improvisation: copyright and African American vernacular dancers in the early twentieth century / Anthea Kraut -- Performing gender, race, and power in improv comedy / Amy Seham -- Shifting cultivation as improvisation / Paul Richards -- Part V. Organizations. Improvisation in management / Paul Ingram and William Duggan -- Free improvisation as a path-dependent process / Jared Burrows and Clyde G. Reed -- Part VI. Philosophies. Musical improvisation and the philosophy of music / Philip Alperson -- Improvisation and time-consciousness / Gary Peters -- Improvising Impromptu, or, What to do with a broken string / Lydia Goehr -- Ensemble improvisation, collective intention, and group attention / Garry L. Hagberg -- Interspecies improvisation / David Rothenberg -- Spiritual exercises, improvisation, and moral perfectionism: with special reference to Sonny Rollins / Arnold I. Davidson -- Improvisation and ecclesial ethics / Samuel Wells.
V. 2. Introduction: On critical improvisation studies / George E. Lewis and Benjamin Piekut -- Part I. Cities. Improvisation technology as mode of redesigning the urban / Christopher Dell and Ton Matton -- Lots will vary in the available city / David P. Brown -- Improvising the future in post-Katrina New Orleans / Eric Porter -- Part II. Creativities. Billy Connolly, Daniel Barenboim, Willie Wonka, jazz bastards, and the universality of improvisation / Raymond MacDonald and Graeme Wilson -- A computationally motivated approach to cognition studies in improvisation / Brian Magerko -- A consciousness-based look at spontaneous creativity / Ed Sarath -- In the beginning, there was improvisation / Bruce Ellis Benson -- Part III. Musics. Landmarks in the study of improvisation: perspectives from ethnomusicology / Bruno Nettl -- Saving improvisation: Hummel and the free fantasia in the early nineteenth century / Dana Gooley -- Negotiating freedom and control in composition: improvisation and its offshoots, 1950-1980 Sabine Feisst -- Musical improvisation: play, efficacy, and significance / A.J. Racy -- Improvisation in freestyle rap / Ellie M. Hisama -- Speaking of the I-word / Leo Treitler -- Part IV. $t Writings. Modernist improvisations / Rob Wallace -- Diversity and divergence in the improvisational evolution of literary genres / Jennifer D. Ryan -- Improvisatory practices and the dawn of the new American cinema / Sara Villa -- Brilliant corners: improvisation and practices of freedom in Sent for you yesterday / Walton Muyumba -- Improvisation in contemporary experimental poetry Hazel Smith -- Part V. Media. Subjective computing and improvisation / D. Fox Harrell -- Improvisation and interaction, canons and rules, emergence and play / Simon Penny -- Imposture as improvisation: living fiction / Antoinette LaFarge -- Role-play, improvisation, and emergent authorship / Celia Pearce -- Bodies, border, technology: the promise and perils of telematic improvisation / Adriene Jenik -- She stuttered: mapping the spontaneous middle / Sher Doruff -- Part VI. Technologies. Live algorithms for music: can computers be improvisers? / Michael Young and Tom Blackwell -- Improvisation of the masses: anytime, anywhere mobile music / Ge Wang.
Subject: Improvisation (Music)
Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)

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