generative? improvisational? compositional?

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments

We asked Blair about “generative” at lunch.
What is the difference between generating and improvising. He shared that generative ways of working have improvisational qualities because they are coming from that world.
Jess sang a version of “Borderline” by Madonna in practice. Blair said she was improvising rather than generating.

This led to discussions about composition, making stuff live, relationships between form and function, and…

What do we do in practice every week?

improvise
generate
play
dick around
compose
respond
react
communicate
sense
choreograph
choose
cooperate
interrupt
witness
audience
watch
dance
try on
pretend
make music
talk
sing
fantasize
work it out
touch
read
receive
perceive
pay attention to each other
drop in
disorganize
bring order
self organize
perform
practice
live
go nowhere
germinate
make art
destroy
travel