Overall a fascinating study on the often misunderstood art of improvisation. I have been playing and reading about and listening to music all my life 60 , and I felt I learned more about music generally from this book than I had from any other. Improvisation is about feeling the rhythm, being in the moment, and creating I love books that inspire, that leave you wanting to change yourself and the world around you.
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The second half delved into free improvisation, which is obviously Derek Bailey's passion, which was interesting but given too much attention in my opinion.
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Despite my irritability with it's presentation, I found Bailey's book inspiring and informative. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.
Aug 09, Grig O' rated it really liked it. Streams Videos All Posts. The four part mini series was written and produced by Derek Bailey.
Aug 26, Xavier Guillaume rated it really liked it Shelves: Oigan, si no, el significado que le confiere Jaime Muir al respecto, al ser entrevistado deeek Bailey: No trivia or quizzes yet. I definitely recommend reading this book.
Like his stunning Aidathat was reissued in on Jim O'Rourke 's Dexter's Cigar label and the Music and Dance duo with Min Tanaka, these have a quality that stands head and shoulders above other Bailey recordings, which can at times be oblique and overtly abstract without the same animation of musicality.
To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Of particular interest is the "Objections" section, in which improviser-turned-composer as well as former Bailey-collaborator Gavin Bryars defends the preeminence of composition over improvisation. It's as great a text for conjuring questions as it is for answering them, however, which makes the second half, focused on free improvisation, just as valuable. Like many great artists, his hope was to help change how people saw the world, and what was possible.
I love books that inspire, that leave you wanting to change yourself and the world around you. I think of it that way, too, because the parts about improvisation specifically are a bit out of date. Anyone can do it. Return to Book Page.
Derek Bailey has put a lot of work into it, and I love that it is not just Bailey's opinions on improvisation. I am deeply grateful to this book. Nov 16, Cobertizo rated it it was amazing Shelves: Este es el territorio de lo no descubierto, de lo no identificado, de lo no reveindicado, de lo inexplorado: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here It could really have been titled The Nature and Practice of Music.
Preview — Improvisation by Derek Bailey. Derek Bailey interviewing master musicians, talking about his own work, and hypothesizing about improvisation is a very good thing, but in book format it seems clumsy and lacking.
A heady battle between thought and technique ensues, and we have a recording that could be the quintessential event in Derek Bailey documentation. Jul 27, Jean-denis Crouhy rated it it was amazing. Aug 08, Peter rated it really liked it. bailye
Interesting book that everyone who's interested in music improvisation should read. As a huge Bailey fan my interest was piqued in the latter chapters in which the iconoclastic guitarist analyses his own music and projects.
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I know there is some sort of BBC film loosely affiliated improvisaiton this project. Others even have various ideas of what improvisation even is. Improvisation is about feeling the rhythm, being in the moment, and creating I love books that inspire, that leave you wanting to change yourself and the world around you. This book is a very satisfying read, and one that I find myself coming back to every few years.