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Lecture and Performance: Properties of Free Music: Improv Guitarist Joe Morris

Joe Morris is widely recognized as one of the most original and important improvising artists of our time. Morris will offer a lecture and performance on Wed, Oct. 6, and a workshop on Fri Oct. 8 at the Spurlock Museum.

His lecture will draw from his book, 'Perpetual Frontier: The Properties of Free Music' (2012), a concise volume on music improvisation developed from nearly four decades of experience as a student, performer, curator, and educator in the field. A performance will follow the lecture that evening at 7:30 pm at the Levis Faculty Center. On 10/8, Morris will lead participants through an improv workshop at the Krannert Center Orchestra Room.

Sponsors: Nick Rudd Music Experience & Improvisers Exchange

Co-Sponsor: Humanities Research Institute

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