Oral Histories Project: Roger Dean, Tracey Nicholls, and Rebecca Caines

Oral Histories is a showcase of interviews, performances, and articles by and about improvising musicians, artists, writers and scholars. This monthly feature offers an intimate look inside the minds and practices of some of the many dynamic, innovative people whose energy and ideas make improvisation studies such a vibrant field of inquiry. The Oral Histories project provides a space for improvising artists to be heard in their own words, often in dialogue with other improvisers, scholars, and practitioners.

Tracey Nicholls, Roger Dean, and Rebecca Caines:
Towards an Ethos of Improvisation

For this month’s Oral History we travel back to 2009 for a vibrant discussion between Roger Dean, Tracey Nicholls, and Rebecca Caines. Dr. Benjamin Authers facilitates a discussion with the three aforementioned ICASP researchers who cover a range of topics related to improvisation and social policy. View this month’s Oral History page for short researcher biographies followed by the interview, included below. Full transcript available here.

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