Improvised Music - Essays And Interviews by Jakob Thorkild Overgaard. From the preface: This book is the child of my extensive personal experience as performer of musical improvisation. I have a large number of concerts, recordings and bands in my baggage, and throughout my career as performer I have reflected much on the music as such, its origins, and its effects on performer and listener alike. In addition to this, my M.A. in Music from Copenhagen University provided me with a theoretical foundation which has sharpened my reflections on music and fostered an interest in the spoken word. As its point of departure, this book will attempt a discussion of improvised music after 1968, as a concept and as an actual performing art. I shall use the terms ‘free improvisation’ or ’ freely improvised music’ – as I think that they are the best, although I am of course fully aware that there may be several other adequate terms for this music... ...There are sections solely based on my views and analyses as well as sections taking their starting point in the views of other writers and artists. Besides, the book contains interviews and communications with prominent performers of improvised music and theorists such as, inter alia, Danish Peter Ole Jørgensen, Swedish Raymond Strid, Danish Vagn E. Olsson and Torben Sangild, Postdoc at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, Copenhagen University.