Make the Future Happen
Four33: An Improvisation Podcast (6/7)

Make the Future Happen

Learn about musical events that used existing knowledge about improvisation to reimagine collaborative music-making in a time of social distancing.

Author and activist Arundhati Roy urged readers to avoid returning to life as normal after the pandemic in her essay, “The Pandemic is a Portal.” To prepare ourselves to consider new ways of being and doing, we look at musical events that used existing knowledge about improvisation to reimagine collaborative music-making in a time of social distancing.

Image: detail from untitled motion study by Steph Yates

Episode includes excerpts from the songs:
“Chirr” by A.P. Bergeron / Spencer Friedman / Gordon Fry / Glen Whitehead
“In Paralysis” by Kate Amrine / Che Buford / Marcus Carline / Daniel Lemer / Saman Shahi from the Westben Digital Composer/Performer 2020 Residency
“Morning”, “Tauro”, and “Vangelis” (Anon) from The Adjacent Possible Orchestra

Filed Under: Multimedia & Performance

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Carey West is a vocalist and educator whose professional experience motivates her research. She is interested in questions surrounding voice, agency and improvisation. Her MA thesis focused on best practices and liberatory experiences during extended vocal techniques and sound singing workshops.

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Steve Donnelly is a live artist from Wales. His work explores and combines his interests in improvised play, performance studies, contemporary and historical uses of social space, popular culture, belief, and the commons.
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