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Strung Together: A Night of World Music Improvisation

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

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Performance project, commissioned by Diaspora Arts Connection. African American Art & Culture Complex: Burial Clay Theatre.

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 improvisation-based music traditions was investigated – Persian Dastgāh, Arabic folk, and Western Popular (rock/jazz/free) improvisation – 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: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts > Music and Audio Arts
Faculties > Humanities > School of Music and Fine Art
Depositing User: Richard Perks
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2020 12:18 UTC
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2020 08:31 UTC
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