Notes on Improvisation

Entry from a 1996 notebook recording a conversation with Craig Squires.

Risks of Improvisation

know people well     danger of falling into old habits

when you don’t know the people well     you can’t “hear” because you don’t know their vocabulary

for people you know well     touch those buttons you “can’t” touch

Aleatory aspects more present with people you don’t know well

but with people you know the aleatory is mapped onto the emergence of novelty in the relationship

control of adequate redundancy in communication situations

with performance with people you know the third. is there, a sensing of other participants sensing …

— without risk improv doesn’t work.

the punctuation is odd and so is the spacing – familiar and yet disjunctive

And so for day 542

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