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07 October 2003 @ 11:15 pm
Playing together  

“In playing together there is real risk of cacophony. The antidote to which is discipline. But this need not be the discipline of ‘let's agree on a structure in advance.’ It is the discipline of mutual awareness, consideration, listening, willingness to be subtle.”
—Stephen Nachmanovitch, Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art, p. 97.

That was then.

Current Mood: nostalgicnostalgic
Peter Hentgesjbru on October 7th, 2003 09:23 pm (UTC)
Ahhh, willingness to be subtle. This idea meshes well with my "First, do no harm," approach to participating in playing together. Sure, I'd like to do a bodhran solo now and then, but that's not what's called for very often.

(Though I do like that being among the first to sit down and start warming up seems to encourage others to do so as well. From there, the "who's first" piece seems to work itself out more quickly.)
Stephen Leighsleigh on October 8th, 2003 03:57 am (UTC)
ask mevorona on November 5th, 2003 09:05 am (UTC)
Hey, I think I used to own that book!

So why am I grabbing this quote from it to take to
the Seagoth board... ah, the Net. Pieces, scattered.
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter Mark IV by Reed Wallerfredcritter on November 9th, 2003 11:03 pm (UTC)

"Pieces, scattered" yes, but also possibilities of new synergies and syntheses. Resonances.