Back in February, Perfect Sound Forever published a conversation Cristiano Bocci and I had regarding his work in music and mathematics. Now, with the kind permission of PSF, Percorsi Musicali has run our conversation in the original English and Italian.
In the new Perfect Sound Forever, I talk with Gary Peters, author of Improvising Improvisation and The Philosophy of Improvisation, about some of the philosophical issues improvisation raises.
On Arteidolia, a piece on Joelle Leandre Being with Sound.
New York, Chicago and St. Louis were major cities for jazz-based improvised music in the late 1960s and 1970s, but New Haven? Yes, for a few years in the 1970s New Haven was home to a thriving music community that included many forward-looking improvisers. In All About Jazz I have a piece on the New Haven scene and the beginnings of BassDrumBone, the trio of Mark Helias, Gerry Hemingway and Ray Anderson.
Michael C. Heller, the author of the recent Loft Jazz: Improvising New York in the 1970s, joins me for a conversation in the current issue of Perfect Sound Forever. (My review of the book for Avant Music News is here.)