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Negotiated Moments: Improvisation, Sound, and Subjectivity

  • Editor: Siddall, Gillian
  • Editor: Waterman, Ellen
A timely and relevant collection guiding the way for a radically inclusive approach to critical studies of improvisation. . . . One of the outstanding intellectual contributions of this book... More…

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Contents

  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction Improvising at the Nexus of Discursive and Material Bodies / Gillian Siddall and Ellen Waterman 1
  • 1. Improvisation within a Scene of Constraint: An Interview with Judith Butler / Tracy McMullen 21
  • Part I . Listening, Place, and Space
  • 2. "How Am I to Listen to You?": Soundwalking, Intimacy, and Improvised Listening / Andra McCartney 37
  • 3. Community Sound [e]Scapes: Improvising Bodies and Site/Space/Place in New Media Audio Art / Rebecca Caines 55
  • Part II . Technology and Embodiment
  • 4. Improvising Composition: How to Listen to the Time Between / Pauline Oliveros 75
  • 5. The Networked Body: Physicality, Embodiment, and Latency in Multisite Performance / Jason Robinson 91
  • 6. Openness from Closure: The Puzzle of Interagency in Improvised Music and a Neocybernetic Solution / David Borgo 113
  • 7. Mediating the Improvising Body: Art Tatum's Postmortem Performance in a Posthuman World / Andrew Raffo Dewar 131
  • Part III . Sensibility and Subjectivity
  • 8. Banding Encounters: Embodied Practices in Improvisation /
  • Introduction and
  • Conclusion by Tomie Hahn; Essays by Louise Campbell, Lindsay Vogt, Simon Rose, George Blake, Catherine Lee, Sherrie Tucker, Francois Mouillot, Jovana Milovic, and Pete Williams
  • 9. Learning to Go with the Flow: David Rokeby's Very Nervous System and the Improvising Body / Jesse Stewart 169
  • 10. Stretched Boundaries: Improvising across Abilities /
  • Introduction and
  • Conclusion by Sherrie Tucker; Essays by Pauline Oliveros, Neil Rolnick, Christine Sun Kim, Clara Tomaz, David Whalen, Leif Miller, and Jaclyn Heyen 181
  • Part IV . Gender, Trauma, and Memory
  • 11. The Erotics of Improvisation in Ann-Marie MacDonald's Fall on Your Knees / Gillian Sidall 201
  • 12. Corregidora : Corporeal Archaeology, Embodied Memory, Improvisation / Nina Sun Eidsheim and Mandy-Suzanne Wong
  • 13. Theorizing the Saxophonic Scream in Free Jazz Improvisation / Zachary Wallmark 233
  • 14. Extemporaneous Genomics: Nicole Mitchell, Octavia Butler, and Xenogenesis / Kevin McNeilly and Julie Dawn Smith 245
  • Part V . Representation and Identity
  • 15. Faster and Louder: Heterosexist Improvisation in North American Taiko / Deborah Wong 265
  • 16. Improvisation and the Audibility of Difference: Safa, Canadian Multiculturalism, and the Politics of Recognition / Ellen Waterman 281
  • 17. Performing the National Body Politic in Twenty-First-Century Argentina / Illa Carrillo Rodriguez and Berenice Corti 307 Discography 327
  • References 329
  • Contributors 351
  • Index 355