Becoming Music: Conduction and Improvisation by Dino J.A. Deane

Dino J.A. Deane is a fascinating musician. Though not a guitarist, he occasionally plays some interesting stringed instruments. Better known as a pioneer of live sampling, Deane has played with John Zorn, Butch Morris, Jon Hassell, and Tina Turner. His book Becoming Music: Conduction and Improvisation focuses on the art of conduction, the process of, to put it simply, using the playing of live musicians as samples to create improvised music. Along the way the book imparts essential wisdom to any musician interested in the art of improvisation, or simply being in the moment. A must read, it is available from the merch section of Deane’s Bandcamp page.

Here is a terrific interview Deane did with Instant Takemitsu partner and recent GM interviewee Tim Motzer.

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  1. A pleasure to listen through. Still very much alive and kicking. And exciting perspective on the analytical reaction of the typical jazz solo/improv vs the being-in-the-now responsiveness. Thank you for posting.

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