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Re: [microsound] Derrida rock & roll
no, it's in the film. it's pretty unconstructive going by my very sketchy
paraphrasing of what this guy is saying (can you remember any long speeches
in, say, braveheart word-for-word after only one viewing?)... so i'm not
going to try and say very much, but suffice to say i was probably wrong
(and hurried) to say 'self-awareness' - it was very convincing the way
derrida said it. think about it, though. when you are improvising, how
can you possibly do anything that is completely random, and in that sense
how can you say that you did it? seemingly random or unpreceded acts are
still the product of decisions to act. anyway, i'm doing horribly at
explaining anything. watch the film.
enjoy your evening,
>Isn't losing self-awareness the goal of many improvisors anyway? How
does it follow that >improvisation isn't possible in any "real" way?
....and, Emily wrote:
Are you thinking of "Choreographies"? The interview with Derrida about
anyway, derrida's points about improvisation roughly follow the line that
it is hardly possible in any real way - improvisation always draws on a
pre-existing schema or method, and in order to truly improvise, one would
have to be not-of-oneself during that time, to lose
self-awareness. which, he hastens to add, does not equate to derrida
being opposed to improvisation. rather, he's quite for it.