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notes (8 pieces): source a new world music: creative music by Wadada Leo Smith

new world music: creative music by leo smith


  • Publisher : Corbett vs. Dempsey & The Renaissance Society (January 1, 2015)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 56 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0996351051
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0996351058
  • Item Weight : 5 ounces
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  • publisher page: Corbett vs Dempsey
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  • The AACM --
  • Creative music --
  • Thoughts of an improvisor --(Sources) a new world music : creative music, the improvisors & improvisation --
  • Notes on my music (part 1) --
  • Note : (part 2) --
  • Other notes part 3.

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Martin Hackett , a member of Oxford Improvisers:UK shares this section from the book, for your meditation and consideration

….....consider each performer as a complete unit with each having his or her own center from which each performs independently of any other, and with this respect of autonomy the independent center of the improvisation is continuously changing depending on the force created by individual centers at any distance from any of the units. the idea is that each improvisor creates as an element of the whole, only responding to that which he is creating within himself instead of responding to the total creative energy of the different units. This attitude frees the sound-rhythm elements in an improvisation being realized through dependent reaction.......each single rhythm-sound, or a series of sound-rhythm is a complete improvisation. in other words, each element is autonomous in its relationship in the improvisation. therefore, there is no intent towards time as a period of development. rather, time is employed as an element of space: space that is determined between the distance of two sound-rhythms (here the reference to rhythm is in reference to its absoluteness: the sum of the elements and the placement of them) and space/silence that is the absence of audible sound-rhythm (just as each sound-rhythm is considered an autonomous element in an improvisation, so, too must space and space/silence be considered; and when space and space/silence are really-realised, then we will know so well how to perceive and appreciate their uniqueness each time they appear, as easily as we percieve and appreciate the uniqueness of each sound-rhythm)…....
from notes (8 pieces) source a new world music: creative music by leo smith

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