THE MUTABLE FORM
I've heard that architects sometimes refer to the flow of a building's design as "frozen music". Conversely, the flow of a music's structure could be thought of as "liquid architecture", which in the case of improvising, employs design features that evolve while being executed.
These unpredictable and self-designing formal structures can facilitate organism-like architectures, in which the musical shapes may be formed of materials whose nature (sonic character) can completely change during 'construction' (playing).
Photo Andrew Hall
That is, for our purposes, the music's form itself is playable as antoher instrument.
i CALL IT ANYTHING YOU WANT
ii CONCERNING ACCIDENTS
iii DISLIKE OF MUSICAL NOISE EXPLAINED
v TRUTH in MUSIC APPRECIATION
vi WHAT IS MUSICAL FREE IMPROVISATION
vii OUR UNIVERSEVIII WORKING JUNG´S RIFF
ix WHEN IT'S OUT OF OUR HANDS
x GLAD WE DIDN'T ORDER THE SPECIAL
xi WORKING JUNG'S RIFF
xii KNOW THE ENEMY
xiv The Mutable Form
Based in a noted musician's decades of personal experiences, his book Solo Gig: Essential Curiosities in Musical Free Improvisation (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011) examines some crucial and far-reaching aspects of musical free improvisation, with particular regard to live performances. In this illustrated collection of narrative essays, the author looks both into and from inside this uniquely paradoxical, challenging and rewarding way of making music, within the context of an inherently eccentric milieu.