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date: 21 February 2020

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Part memoire, part historical fiction, this chapter weaves together practices, thinking and contributions of a handful of influential improvisers working in the US and Europe including Simone Forti, Nancy Stark Smith, Thomas Hauert, William Forsythe, Nik Haffner, and Alana Shaw. It combines interview transcripts, excerpts, and adaptations of sources available online and in print, impressions, dreams, and memories.

Keywords: Simone Forti, Nancy Stark Smith, William Forsythe, relationship, history, impulse, memory, conversation, counterpoint, alignments

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