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date: 23 September 2020

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In this article, the author describes his improvisational electronic performance practice. He states that he has been doing this sort of thing for many years and has quite a few opinions about what works and what does not work when playing electronic instruments in conjunction with acoustic ones. This article discusses the things that the author has learned, which is probably a blend of authentic wisdom and crackpot prejudices. The author's improvisational music is in the San Francisco Bay Area tradition of improvised music, a genre with strong links to free jazz and European free improv, but with its own peculiar blend of these threads and others, from punk rock and “noise” to traditional Asian musics. This article deals with a beautiful philosophy of music that the author tries to keep it in mind as much as possible when playing.

Keywords: electronic performance practice, authentic wisdom, crackpot prejudices, improvisational music, Asian music

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