David Borgo will provide an overview of themes explored in Sync or Swarm: Improvising Music in a Complex Age (revised edition, 2022), and it will highlight seven of the most common tropes that inform research on musical improvisation—which he has termed the ‘emancipatory’, ‘annunciatory’, ‘Romantic’, ‘cognitivist’, ‘ecological’, ‘predictive’, and ‘post humanist’ tropes—offering some suggestions on how we might integrate insights from each of these into a more comprehensive approach to improvisation studies focused on complementarity.
David Borgo, Professor of Music, University of California San Diego
Free and open to the public; RSVP required via Eventbrite. Registered attendees will receive an event link shortly before the seminar begins. Please contact the group organizer, Jessie Cox, at [email protected] with any questions. This event is sponsored by the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience program at Columbia University. For more information, please visit the event webpage.