New Pathways for Improvisation

new pathways in Improvisation poster
Nov 04, 2021

New Pathways for Improvisation at Middlesex University London

A brochure is available, which outlines full conference and performance details.

A welcome from Professor Benjamin Dwyer:
"As Professor of Music at Middlesex University, I am delighted to direct this hybrid conference-performance happening, which features some of the most renowned academics and performing artists currently working in improvisation.

What makes this event more exciting is its cross-disciplinary nature exploring the areas of music, dance, theatre, and visual and sonic arts. Today, improvisation draws in many arts practices, but it also reaches out to the social sciences and the politics of real life. It is widely acknowledged that problems, be they cultural, political or social, can no longer be solved by any single approach or method. Creative improvisers are leading the way in finding solutions that are fluid and inter-relational. This event explores ways by which improvisation, as an interdisciplinary happening, can create unique modes of knowledge transfer, contribute to the formation of translative epistemologies(Roth) and thus offer innovative solutions to social, political and even philosophical challenges currently facing us."