The Blooming of Forgetting: Deep Play as a Focus for Improvisation in Community Music

Paddy Gordon


The Blooming of Forgetting is a report on two community music projects grounded in improvisation and deep listening that took place in Melbourne, Australia, in 2016: combining personal reflection and theorising, an attempt is made to analyse what occurs "on the ground" in community music improvisation; what resonances for ideas of community ontology might arise, and why "deep play" could be an ideal zone for such projects to aim towards.

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Critical Studies in Improvisation / Études critiques en improvisation is generously supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (through both its Major Collaborative Research Initiatives and Aid to Scholarly Journals programs) and by the University of Guelph Library.
ISSN: 1712-0624