The Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies, Volume 1

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George Lewis, Benjamin Piekut
Oxford University Press, 2016 - Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.) - 616 pages
Improvisation informs a vast array of human activity, from creative practices in art, dance, music, and literature to everyday conversation and the relationships to natural and built environments that surround and sustain us. The two volumes of the Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies gather scholarship on improvisation from an immense range of perspectives, with contributions from more than sixty scholars working in architecture, anthropology, art history, computer science, cognitive science, cultural studies, dance, economics, education, ethnomusicology, film, gender studies, history, linguistics, literary theory, musicology, neuroscience, new media, organizational science, performance studies, philosophy, popular music studies, psychology, science and technology studies, sociology, and sound art, among others.

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On Critical Improvisation Studies
PARTáI Cognitions
PARTáII Critical Theories
PARTáIII Cultural Histories
PARTáIV Mobilities
PARTáV Organizations
PARTáVI Philosophies

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About the author (2016)

George E. Lewis, Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music at Columbia University, is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a MacArthur Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow, and author of the award-winning 2008 book, A Power Stronger Than Itself: The AACM and American Experimental Music (University of Chicago Press).
An associate professor of music at Cornell University, Benjamin Piekut writes on the history of experimental and improvised music after 1960. He is the author of Experimentalism Otherwise (University of California Press, 2011) and editor of Tomorrow Is the Question (University of Michigan Press, 2014).

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