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Inspired by a riveting panel discussion with musicians & dance-makers on intersections between improvisation and composition at the 2013 Improvisation Summit of Portland, this book expands the conversation to fourteen musicians & choreographers. The Creative Music Guilddesigned a series of questions and asked musicians and choreographers, local Portlanders, and nationally acclaimed artists to take part in the discussion. Participants were asked to “choose-their-own-adventure” in their responses, giving answers of any desired length to any number of the questions asked. Fourteen artists, soloists and performing groups from diverse genres connected with The Creative Music Guild exchanged ideas and shared insight into their process and work. 2013 Participants include: guitarist and improviser,Marisa Anderson; choreographers, Linda Austin and Tracy Broyles; improviser & composer, John Butcher; sound artist, Loren Chasse; as well as luminaries and charmers, Ben Goldberg, John Gross, John Gruntfest, Buke and Gase, Catherine Lee, Tatsuya Nakatani and Nate Wooley.

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