— Cultural Sources of Newness

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If Berlin feels especially energized this week, it may be partially thanks to the participants of the world conference of the Applied Improvisation Network (AIN). Over 225 men and women from 36 countries working with impro/improv/improvisation in diverse fields poured into the Kalkscheune  in Berlin-Mitte on October 3rd and again today to share their ideas and questions. And to advance the establishment of improvisation as a source of renewal and, in some cases, resistance to the new.

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Taking a break from formulating the conclusions to a chapter I am writing about artists’ reflections on artistic interventions yesterday evening, I went to a concert. The program was 17th and 18th century folk music from Slovakia and Hungary. A good break from work and thoughts of newness, I expected. Instead I found evidence that cultural newness starts at home.

 

Hauskonzert Trio Dulci Chordae September 29 2013

Hauskonzert Trio Dulci Chordae September 29 2013

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