The Lived Experience of Improvisation

This is in no small part due to our tendency to view the world in fixed categories and structures that belie our ability to generate creative, groundbreaking responses within and between those structures.

Author: Simon Rose (Saxophonist)

Publisher: Intellect (UK)

ISBN: 178320673X

Category: Creative ability

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Improvisation is crucial to a wide range of artistic activities--most prominently, perhaps, in music, but extending to other fields of experience such as literature and pedagogy. Yet it gets short shrift in both appreciation and analysis of art within education. This is in no small part due to our tendency to view the world in fixed categories and structures that belie our ability to generate creative, groundbreaking responses within and between those structures. The Lived Experience of Improvisation draws on an analysis of interviews with highly regarded improvisers, including Roscoe Mitchell, Pauline Oliveros, and George Lewis. Simon Rose also exploits his own experience as a musician and teacher, making a compelling case for bringing back improvisation from the margins. He argues that improvisation is a pervasive aspect of being human and that it should be at the heart of our teaching and understanding of the world.
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The Lived Experience of Improvisation

In Music, Learning and Life Simon Rose. Improvisation and creation sound.
Critical Studies in Improvisation/Études critiques en improvisation, 7(2). Tilbury, J.
... Researching lived experience: human science for an action sensitive
pedagogy.

Author: Simon Rose

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781783206759

Category: Education

Page: 267

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Improvisation is crucial to a wide range of artistic activities—most prominently, perhaps, in music, but extending to other fields of experience such as literature and pedagogy. Yet it gets short shrift in both appreciation and analysis of art within education. This is in no small part due to our tendency to view the world in fixed categories and structures that belie our ability to generate creative, ground-breaking responses within and between those structures. The Lived Experience of Improvisation draws on an analysis of interviews with highly regarded improvisers, including Roscoe Mitchell, Pauline Oliveros and George Lewis. Simon Rose also exploits his own experience as a musician and teacher, making a compelling case for bringing back improvisation from the margins. He argues that improvisation is a pervasive aspect of being human and that it should be at the heart of our teaching and understanding of the world.
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The Dying Body as a Lived Experience

Note how we are inquiring into the place of waiting and boredom in the
embodied practices of the lived experience of aging and specifically how maturity
seeks to be improvisational in relation to repetition. Consider further that if the
means for ...

Author: Alan Blum

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317223832

Category: Health & Fitness

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The anxiety over death persists in everyday life- though often denied or repressed- lingering as an unconscious worry or intuition that typically seems to compromise one’s feelings of well-being and experience in a range of areas; coming out often as malaise, depression, and anger in much conduct. If one accepts the cliché that life is preparation for death, we must accept that the lived experience of the dying body is not highlighted merely in obvious cases of deterioration such as in the ageing or diseased body, but in everyday life as a normal phenomenon. This book proposes that sensitivity to this dimension can empower us to develop creative relationships to the vulnerability of others and to ourselves as well. Part One lays the groundwork for a study of the ways the aura and fear of death recurs as a constant premonition in life and how people try to deal with this uneasiness. Part Two then goes on to apply this focus to particular concerns and problems such as dementia, depression, aging, retirement, and a range of anxieties, frustrations and aggressions. The Dying Body as Lived Experience will be of interest to a wide interdisciplinary audience in the health sciences, in the sociology of health and illness, philosophy, bioethics and in the expanding field of medical humanities.
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Disclosing the lived Experienc of Project Managing Using Musical Instrument Improvisations and Semi structured Interviews

This case study describes the experience of using musical improvisations made by research participants as stimuli for a discussion on the ́lived experiencé of managing a project.

Author: Bronte van der Hoorn

Publisher:

ISBN: 1526473445

Category: Improvisation (Music)

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This case study describes the experience of using musical improvisations made by research participants as stimuli for a discussion on the ́lived experiencé of managing a project. The objective of the study was to disclose the personal and emotional aspects of managing projects and to avoid the participating project managers defaulting to project-speak answers that were overly rationalized or censored. In this research study, each participant was asked to recall a project that they had managed and to play on a glockenspiel and/or xylophone what the experience of managing the project was like. The participant was then played back their improvisation and asked to explain to the researcher what the improvisation meant in terms of their experience of managing the project. This research study did require logistics that were more demanding than a traditional interview. However, the use of the musical improvisation, coupled with the participantś explanatory narrative, was found to be effective in disclosing the emotional facets of the phenomenon and avoiding rote responses traditionally associated with project management.
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A Study of Improvisation in High School Alternative String Ensembles

The procedures involved in this study at times began with a specific set of
questions , but they were asked in the hope that they would lead to more informal
discussions that grasped the cognitive process of a lived experience .
Improvisation as ...

Author: Kimberly Lansinger

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015069212804

Category: Bowed stringed instruments

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Music in Human Adaptation

However , we would be left with a term textured with theoretical assumptions ,
historical pre - suppositions and social constructs that may or may not be related
to the subject ' s lived experience of improvisation as an artistic activity . Moreover
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Author: Daniel J. Schneck

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0091330662

Category: Music

Page: 460

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Families in Society

Early exposure to improvisational games with violent overtones may make
African American youth more prone to ... He defines nihilism as " the lived
experience of coping with a life of horrifying meaningless , hopelessness and (
most ...

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ISBN: NWU:35556026784231

Category: Family services

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Improvisation On the Edge

With the same shift, so does every moment of life; every moment holds both the known and the unknown. And, as Zaporah says, "The body leads the way in this book. In each chapter the world is experienced by it and of it.

Author: Ruth Zaporah

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781583948446

Category: Performing Arts

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Directed not only toward actors, dancers, and other performing artists who draw upon improvisation as part of their craft, this Zen-infused memoir of a life lived creatively will pique the interest of anyone in search of liberation from self-limiting concepts. What does it mean to live in a body? What does it mean to improvise? Do we wonder whether we're capable of improvising—to make up things as we go, step into the unknown, take a risk that changes our notion of ourselves and the world? Author Ruth Zaporah has been a professional physical theater performer, writer, director, and teacher for forty years. Early on she realized that with a shift of perception, every moment of an improvisation holds both the familiar and the utterly new. With the same shift, so does every moment of life; every moment holds both the known and the unknown. And, as Zaporah says, "The body leads the way in this book. In each chapter the world is experienced by it and of it. It is the body that adds richness, wildness, and grace. The body invokes images and feelings. It is the body that imagines." Improvisation on the Edge recounts events from Zaporah's life such as improvisational shows in the war zones of Sarajevo and Kosovo; apprenticing with a Huichol medicine woman from Chiapas, Mexico; understanding the concept of "practice" while on a beach; a bus ride in Cuba; a car ride in Estonia; the intricacies of onstage collaborations. Interspersed are chapters about awareness, listening, adapting, resiliency, time, space, silence, simplicity—all within the context of everyday life in the body. In several other chapters, Ruth writes from the logical (and nonlinear) voice of the improviser as she is on stage, within the immediate embodied process. A fascinating glimpse into the mind of an artist and true master of improvisation, this book will appeal to performers, teachers, and anyone who has ever needed to "wing it" with confidence and grace. Table of Contents 1. Something That Needs Listening To 2. Mirror Mirror 3. On My Wall 4. Tutu Solitude 5. A Mind in Three Episodes 6. A Splish Splash Orchestra 7. A Take on Talk 8. Bobby's River 9. Roar 10. Meet Yourself Babe 11. Nuts and Bolts 12. Out of Chaos 13. Changing Course 14. The Flying Shaman 15. You Could Say Death 16. Ain't It The Truth 17. The Raging Boomerang 18. See This Feel That 19. Stalking War 20. Your Mother Just Died Christina, Leave the Backdoor Open 21. The Illusive Genture 22. A Pack of Lies 23. Again Gun and Boys 24. A Ride in Estonia 25. Art and Heart 26. Floating to the Surface 27. Stuffed With Junk 28. A Chair in Cuba 29. Any Where Practice 30 Teacher Says 31. Older and Under
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An Ethics of Improvisation

This book explores the intersection of improvised music-making and political community-building, with particular attention to creative ways to redress historic injustices and to constitute responsive, democratic societies.

Author: Tracey Nicholls

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739164228

Category: Philosophy

Page: 241

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This book explores the intersection of improvised music-making and political community-building, with particular attention to creative ways to redress historic injustices and to constitute responsive, democratic societies.
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The Oxford Handbook of Improvisation in Dance

With The Oxford Handbook of Improvisation in Dance, dancer, teacher, and editor Vida L. Midgelow provides a cutting-edge volume on dance improvisation in all its facets.

Author: Vida L. Midgelow

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199397006

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 800

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From the dance floor of a tango club to group therapy classes, from ballet to community theatre, improvised dance is everywhere. For some dance artists, improvisation is one of many approaches within the choreographic process. For others, it is a performance form in its own right. And while it has long been practiced, it is only within the last twenty years that dance improvisation has become a topic of critical inquiry. With The Oxford Handbook of Improvisation in Dance, dancer, teacher, and editor Vida L. Midgelow provides a cutting-edge volume on dance improvisation in all its facets. Expanding beyond conventional dance frameworks, this handbook looks at the ways that dance improvisation practices reflect our ability to adapt, communicate, and respond to our environment. Throughout the handbook, case studies from a variety of disciplines showcase the role of individual agency and collective relationships in improvisation, not just to dancers but to people of all backgrounds and abilities. In doing so, chapters celebrate all forms of improvisation, and unravel the ways that this kind of movement informs understandings of history, socio-cultural conditions, lived experience, cognition, and technologies.
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The Shadow and the Act

Black Intellectual Practice, Jazz Improvisation, and Philosophical Pragmatism
Walton M. Muyumba ... The blues swings poetically, expressing the pendulum of
lived experience in all its exuberance and all its low-down dirty shamefulness.

Author: Walton M. Muyumba

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076002847676

Category: Literary Criticism

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Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and Amiri Baraka shared a passion for jazz music. It was a decisive influence on their thinking, and, as this book reveals, they drew on their insights into the creative process of improvisation to analyze race and politics in the civil rights era.
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Music Therapy

1 , 120-141 A Phenomenological Analysis of Nordoff - Robbins Approach to
Music Therapy : The Lived Experience of Clinical Improvisation MICHELE
FORINASH RESEARCH CONSULTANT , NORDOFF - ROBBINS MUSIC
THERAPY CLINIC ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015027688939

Category: Electronic journals

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The Journal of Aesthetic Education

Nonetheless , because students will be drawing on their limited pool of lived
experience , there are still restrictions on the depth and breadth of understanding
that can be achieved through improvisational contexts . Literary Experience What
is ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B3978260

Category: Aesthetics

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Includes special issues.
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Dissertation Abstracts International

Hariharan , Dharmarajan , p.4425A Improvisation Effects of applied music
composition and improvisation assignments on ... p.4315A Independence The
lived experience of dignity and independence : A phenomenological study of
Arkansas ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105213180859

Category: Dissertations, Academic

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Process Drama and Multiple Literacies

Students engaged in theatre games ( October to November ) , improvisation (
November ) , role dramas ( December ) ... and suicide in Antigone , transposing
these into our modern - day society and drawing on the students ' lived
experiences .

Author: Jenifer Jasinski Schneider

Publisher: Heinemann Drama

ISBN: UOM:39015063247673

Category: Education

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These profoundly courageous teachers and researchers will be an inspiration to others . . . . They work to offer opportunities for their students to grow as competent and complete individuals accepting responsibility for the society in which they live. - Cecily O'Neill Students are often asked to imagine themselves into the shoes of another person - an historical figure, a literary character, a contemporary political or social figure - then to consider life from that person's perspective. But what if they could really step into that person's life? Experience different conditions? Make decisions based on someone else's biases, knowledge, and intuition? With process drama they can, and Process Drama and Multiple Literacies will show you how. Process Drama and Multiple Literacies takes you inside nine classrooms where process drama successfully taps students' multiple literacies, integrates content from across the curricular areas, and develops students' social and critical awareness. These classrooms span a wide range of ages, and their stories will show you how this technique allows students to view the world from multiple perspectives by involving them in situations where they must make informed decisions. And far from simple classroom plays, process dramas are conceived and enacted by students in response to the issues and questions raised by content in the curriculum and by the world. Backed by research, filled with smart ideas for introducing process drama into your teaching, and illustrative of a variety of classrooms and process-drama projects, Process Drama and Multiple Literacies will help your students see the world through different eyes.
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The Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology

A phenomenological analysis of Nordoff - Robbins approach to music therapy :
the lived experience of clinical improvisation . Music Therapy , 11 , 120 – 141 .
Forinash M and Gonzalez D ( 1989 ) . A phenomenological perspective of music
 ...

Author: Susan Hallam

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015078795351

Category: Psychology

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The Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology is the definitive, comprehensive, and authoritative text on this burgeoning field. With contributions from over fifty experts in the field, the range and depth of coverage is unequalled. It will be an essential resource for students and researchers in psychology.
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