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Music Universe, Music Mind Music Universe, Music Mind: Revisiting the Creative Music Studio, Woodstock, New York (Ann Arbor, Arborville Publishing, 1996, ISBN 0965043843)
This book is the only full-length account of the legendary Creative Music Studio, founded by Ornette Coleman and Karl Berger in 1971.
A wonderful book of reminiscence. -- Karl Berger
A valuable addition to the bibliography on the pedagogy of improvisation. -- George LewisClick here to order.
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Tag Archives: George Lewis
I met J.D. Parran in 1999 at a symposium called “Improvising Across Borders,” held at the University of California, San Diego, under the auspices of UCSD’s Critical Studies/Experimental Practices program. George Lewis was professor of music in the program at the time (here’s his UCSD-CS/EP bio from the time), and he was the host of [...]
In 1980, George Lewis put together a summer series of workshops, which he called “The Compser/Peformer Today.” This would be, according to George, “one of the most challenging, wide-ranging summer programs offered anywhere.” One of the composer/performer workshop leaders was Richard Teitelbaum, about whom George said: “Perhaps the leading exponent of the art of improvisation [...]
Guitarist and Detroiter A. Spencer Barefield came to CMS in the summer of 1979 for some all-AACM sessions led by Roscoe Mitchell of the Art Ensemble of Chicago. Spencer started playing with Roscoe when he was at Michigan State University and the Art Ensemble was living and performing in the Lansing, Michigan, area. The influence [...]