Musical freedom 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 which 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). We'll hear from C. Spencer Yeh, Cooper-Moore, Dawn of MIDI, Roscoe Mitchell, Tony Conrad, and more.
Originally aired 2/20/12
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