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.