The experience of truth in jazz improvisation

human interaction such as jazz improvisation takes place not primarily in order to survive but rather out of a creative expression of identity.” (Ralph Stacey, Ilya Prigogine and Isabelle Stengers in Jens Skou Olsen (2015)).

The meaning of this quote is part of a chapter on truth in jazz improvisation by Jens Skou Olsen of the ISE institute, which will feature in a Cambridge anthology “The Experience of Truth” coming out this spring. To explain the meaning of this quote in a short blog post is difficult because it is an abstract concept to talk about. However, we can look at the basic interpretation that this type of human interaction goes beyond survival and goes beyond things practical and concrete.

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Red Bull Music Academy

Red Bull is a corporation, which produce only one beverage. Yet, it is one of the most well known and successful corporations worldwide. How does Red Bull achieve such exposure and achieve such high turnaround selling just one type of drink? One of the reasons is Red Bull’s sponsorship of sports and music. The Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) is an organisation that sponsors music events and has also become well known for creating video’s featuring interviews with underground artists such as Frankie Knuckles and MF DOOM.

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