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Symposium: The “Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies”
November 19, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm€10
Symposium, Concert Saturday, 19.11, 3 pm
The two-volume publication “Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies” (Oxford University Press, 2016) represents a landmark of new scholarship in improvisation studies today. Edited by George E. Lewis, renowned composer and trombonist, and Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music, Columbia University, New York, and Benjamin Piekut, Associate Professor of Musicology, Cornell University, Ithaca, the two volumes gather together incisive essays by internationally renowned contributors working in architecture, anthropology, art history, computer science, cognitive science, cultural studies, dance, economics, education, ethnomusicology, film, gender studies, history, linguistics, literary theory, musicology, neuroscience, new media, organizational science, performance studies, philosophy, popular music studies, psychology, science and technology studies, sociology, and sound art of improvisation from the widest possible range of perspectives in an exploration of historical, conceptual, technological, and compositional patterns in improvisation. The resulting contributions illuminate the processes through which the practice of improvisation informs a vast array of fields of inquiry.
With select contributors and respondents, George E. Lewis and Benjamin Piekut will present and discuss the handbook and the implications for improvisation in the wider contemporary realm.
For more details about the one-day symposium and the schedule of speakers and performances visit the Haus der Kunst (House of Art) in Munich, website.