RECENT WORKSHOP

Philosophy of Improvisation: The Aesthetics of Imperfection

Kris Tiner (trumpet) and Mike Baggetta (guitar)

2016 workshop, Durham University Music Department

2019 WORKSHOP

Philosophy of Improvisation: The Aesthetics of Imperfection

5th-6th October 2019, Newcastle

Audio recordings of selected talks from the workshop.

Elisabet Dijkstra's blog posts inspired by the event.

The Aesthetics of the Musical Challenge: Games and Play in Karnatak Music Lara Pearson

Imperfection and the Sense of Necessity

Guy Dammann

The Benefits of Spontaneous Thought for the Creative Brain

Liila Taruffi

Reintroducing the Improvised Cadenza: A Case Study in Vivaldi's Violin Concertos

Nina Kümin

Naturalness and Artifice: Notes on Authorship and Musical Improvisation

Pablo Seoane

Solo Improvisation – A Special Case?

Evan Parker

This Is Not Improvised But That Is: False Dichotomies and Imperfection

Raymond MacDonald

Q&A

Alexander Hawkins