INTERNATIONAL IMPROVISED MUSIC ARCHIVE - TOM NUNN (USA, b.1946)
Improvisor (based in San Fransisco). Postal address: Thomas E. Nunn, 3016 - 25th Street, San Fransisco, CA 94110, USA.
Book: Wisdom of The Impulse. On the Nature of Musical Free Improvisation. 1998 (publ. by author), pdf version (IIMA) 2004.
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This comprehensive work deals above all with the analysis of typical phenomena and processes in free improvised music playing and it attempts to put up a consistent terminology to describe them. In addition, it provides insights into American free music life, including teaching of free improvisation, and a survey of improvisors maps opinions on questions of common interest. The book also features suggestions of exercises, both individual and group ones.