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Improvisation, Time, and Opportunity in the Rhetorical Tradition

Glyn P. Norton.

in The Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies, Volume 1

September 2016; p ublished online April 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Philosophy of Music; Music Theory and Analysis. 10928 words.

This chapter traces the origins of improvisation as a principle of classical rhetoric emerging from Greek declamation. The work of Alcidamas, contemporary of Plato, figures prominently in...

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Is Improvisation Present?

Michael Gallope.

in The Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies, Volume 1

September 2016; p ublished online January 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Philosophy of Music; Music Theory and Analysis. 8147 words.

During the summer of 1997, Ornette Coleman, pianist Joachim Kühn, and philosopher Jacques Derrida performed together at the La Villette festival outside Paris. This chapter revisits this...

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The Salmon of Wisdom

Alexandre Pierrepont.

in The Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies, Volume 1

September 2016; p ublished online November 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Philosophy of Music; Music Theory and Analysis. 7606 words.

This chapter scrutinizes the universe of representations of creative musicians, especially in the combinatorial and transformative dynamics of the jazzistic field. The poetics of...

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