We'll hear from C. Spencer Yeh, Cooper-Moore, Dawn of MIDI, Roscoe Mitchell, Tony Conrad, and more regarding "musical freedom." It can mean many things: freedom from rules, limits, structure, tonality or rhythm. But, it can also mean freedom from an economic and legal system that stifles innovation and interrupts the flourishing gift economy that has developed alongside broadband communication technology.
This episode of Improvisions features music available for legal download from the Free Music Archive, an online repository of alternatively-licensed music with a wealth of amazing recordings (and directed by the great American free-form radio station WFMU).
Originally aired 2/20/12
Other Episodes From
Make a tax-deductible contribution via Paypal:
Your gift helps fund insightful and occasionally irreverent community-supported radio, exhibitions, performances, and special projects.