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The Philosophy of Improvisation$
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Gary Peters

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780226662787

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226662800.001.0001

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Improvisation, Origination, and Re-novation

Improvisation, Origination, and Re-novation

(p.117) 4. Improvisation, Origination, and Re-novation
The Philosophy of Improvisation
University of Chicago Press

This chapter embarks upon a reading of Martin Heidegger, Emmanuel Levinas, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Gilles Deleuze with a view to demonstrating that what is given is by no means identical with what is there, a claim that is crucial to the conceptualization of a re-novative model of improvisation. The pleasures of repetition would suggest an ever-returning absence or void in everything the “they” is capable of producing and receiving, a lack that is felt but not faced or addressed. The importance of Nietzsche and Heidegger in the rethinking of improvisation is that they dynamize time by locating the decisive moment both before and after the self-presence of the present that has proved to be so attractive to so many hyperaware improvisors. The gestural nature of much improvisation has a tendency to bring into view a particular aesthetic movement that is often identified with the improvisatory moment itself.

Keywords:   re-novative model, Martin Heidegger, Emmanuel Levinas, Friedrich Nietzsche, Gilles Deleuze, hyperaware improvisors

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