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Strung Together: A Night of World Music Improvisation (San Francisco).

Perks, Richard (2017) Strung Together: A Night of World Music Improvisation (San Francisco). Performance type: Musical event Strung Together: A Night of World Music Improvisation, 17 Sep 2017, San Francisco, California, USA. Live Performance. (KAR id:80753)

Abstract

International Performance Project, commissioned by Diaspora Arts Connection. African American Art & Culture Complex: Burial Clay Theatre, San Francisco, US, 2017.

Drawing from models of cultural integration and collaborative creativity, this research project enabled the development of a practical methodology through which the improvisatory approaches of non-congruent music-cultures might be combined to create a programme of original, eclectic works, within a limited time frame. Considering the subtle boundaries which lie between coexistence, assimilation, and synthesis within inter-cultural collaborations, Strung Together explored how different initial musical stimuli might alter the balance, whilst maintaining contextually-relative improvisatory freedom(s); and optimising productivity. Here the blending of three distinctive improvisation-based music traditions was investigated – Persian Classical, Arabic traditional, and Western contemporary – through a process comprising: continual dialogue; collective composition; coalesced methods of improvisation; rearrangement and refinement; rehearsals; and live performance.

Item Type: Performance
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Arts
Depositing User: Richard Perks
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2020 12:18 UTC
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2022 13:49 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/80753 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Perks, Richard: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9878-9027
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