Author and activist Arundhati Roy urged readers to avoid returning to life as normal after the pandemic in her essay, “The Pandemic is a Portal.” To prepare ourselves to consider new ways of being and doing, we look at musical events that used existing knowledge about improvisation to reimagine collaborative music-making in a time of social distancing.
Image: detail from untitled motion study by Steph Yates
Episode includes excerpts from the songs:
“Chirr” by A.P. Bergeron / Spencer Friedman / Gordon Fry / Glen Whitehead
“In Paralysis” by Kate Amrine / Che Buford / Marcus Carline / Daniel Lemer / Saman Shahi from the Westben Digital Composer/Performer 2020 Residency
“Morning”, “Tauro”, and “Vangelis” (Anon) from The Adjacent Possible Orchestra