Turn Yourself In", a theatrical and improvisatory
play directed by Khaled Galal, kicked off nearly three months ago and reached its 100th showing last February.
It's a celebration of what it's like to be human - good and bad - in the unexpurgated and improvisatory
shock of real life.
Hence, the traces the tradition of African American street rhyming and verbal combat that has ruled urban neighborhoods since the early 1900s (a basic building block of African-American culture) as he goes back to the dozens' roots, looking at mother-insulting and verbal combat from Greenland to the sources of the Niger, and shows its breadth of influence in the seminal writings of Richard Wright, Langston Hughes, and Zora Neale Hurston; the comedy of Richard Pryor and George Carlin; the humor of the blues; the hip language and competitive jamming of jazz; and in its ultimate evolution into the improvisatory
battling of rap.
These spaces bore the collective and improvisatory
spirit of the Happenings they hosted, but were also effective launch pads for many successful solo careers.
His background in both classical and jazz music lends an improvisatory
and quintessentially American feel to his work.
Research Awards: The Dena Epstein Award for Archival and Library Research in American Music was awarded to Louise Toppin for her "Bibliography of the Concert Works by Composers of the African Diaspora," which she intends will result in an extensive, fully annotated published bibliography of vocal music by composers of the African Diaspora, accompanied by an online database; and to Jessica Stearns for "Christian Wolff's Notation and its Context," research which explores the innovative, social, and improvisatory
nature of experimental notation in the context of the New York School--John Cage, Morton Feldman, Earle Brown, and Wolff--and New York's cultural environment in the mid-twentieth century.
On Wednesday you can expect a performance from the Greek organic composer Babis Papadopoulos, who will bring songs from his entire musical journey using his guitar and laptop, from Poland Radek Rudnicki will show-off his improvisatory
set which feeds live-loops through drum machines combined with bass-heavy beats, the hip hop producer Yegor Cergei from Greece will use samples from the radio, beatbox and electronic instruments to bring his sounds to life, locals Elena Agathokleous and Dimitris Spirou who will base their performance on Alexandros Papadiamantis' Murderess, and Eva Nakou from Greece will be joined by Jim Hoult from the UK to present a new project under the name oaes.
15pm in Phipps Hall with the Dice Factory, a quartet of improvisatory
musicians who take their name from Luke Rhinehart's classic novel The Dice Man.
Akyn is an improvisatory
poet and singer among the Kyrgyz people.
Sandwiched between were authentic organ works: Bach's A minor Prelude and Fugue, beginning with improvisatory
rubato and ending with a rigorous treatment of its amazing 54-note fugue-subject, and Elgar's magnificent Organ Sonata, which, after a muzzily-registrated opening, dazzled with colour and mood, both inward and assertive.
In the contrast between poema and poesis, we see opposition between what I will call the written and the improvisatory
The book reviews recent ABR literature, then describes four ABR approaches that harness ABR as analytic, synthetic, critical-activist, and improvisatory