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date: 26 September 2017

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This chapter scrutinizes the universe of representations of creative musicians, especially in the combinatorial and transformative dynamics of the jazzistic field. The poetics of improvisation encompasses both analytical analogical thought, through a dialogic treatment of oppositions rendered complementary, while allowing the discovery and practice of one’s own plurality: one’s self and self’s other. For improvisers, a continuum of multiple meanings may be played out in and around oneself, without abdicating clarity of conscience or the acuity of contexts and structures. In the act of improvisation, placing oneself in streams of unconsciousness and hyperconsciousness, as well as double and multiple consciousness, poses critical questions around the changing nature of identities and alterities.

Keywords: one’s self and self’s other, jazzistic field, dialogic treatment, analogical thought, combinatorial and transformative dynamics, double or multiple consciousness, stream of unconsciousness, hyperconsciousness, composite identities, internal alterities

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