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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: Karl Berger
Karl Berger’s Improvisers Orchestra Thursday, April 4 at El Taller, 2710 Broadway (104th St). 7:30 Workshops/Rehearsal, 9:00 Performance Karl Berger’s Improvisers Orchestra is moving uptown Manhattan again for its first performance this season at El Taller. Karl Berger’s Orchestra of 25+ professional string, horn, and percussion soloists continues to turn improvisational ideas developed in the [...]
Karl Berger performed John Cage’s famous composition 4’33″ on August 29, 2012, for the 60th anniversary of the piece. The performance took place at the Woodstock Artists Association Museum in Woodstock, New York. Never heard of 4’33″? 4′33″ (pronounced “Four minutes, thirty-three seconds” is a three-movement composition by American experimental composer John Cage (1912–1992). It [...]
“Long-Absent Free-Jazz Gem Reappears.” So reads the title of a post on “Culture Catch,” in which the reissued “Marzette Watts & Company” (ESP-Disk’) is reviewed. Never heard of Marzette Watts? Neither had I. But his “company” includes Karl Berger. If you’re building the comprehensive Karl Berger discography, you won’t want to overlook this one from [...]
“Quatuor Creole,” Sylvain Leroux’s recent release on Engine Rec records is reviewed here: http://www.doobeedoobeedoo.info/2012/07/17/cd-review-sylvain-lerouxs-music-of-french-creole-creoles-of-color/ It features a nice little video, photo montage. Sylvain works most of the time with a group that he leads called Fula Flute. Check ‘em out.
I post hereunder the entire press release describing Karl’s involvement at ISIM. Karl and I had to allow ourselves to be amused over the irony of him having to go to New Jersey to play with Ann Arbor (University of Michigan) musicians. I tired to convince the folks at U-M to bring him out here [...]
A Workshop with Karl Berger and Ingrid Sertso. Rhythm Is The Key. …Relax, energize and connect with the rhythms within and around you. Hear and feel music in a whole new way with new attention to each moment. The age-old wisdom that all is rhythm is not just a philosophy: it is practical and wise [...]