This panel explores the Creative Music Studio's embrace of non-Western, non-European instruments and practices with alumni who are important vectors of this pan-cultural synthesis. In the same spirit, it questions and deconstructs the idea of "world music," citing Ravi Shankar's aphoristic comment that "everybody lives in the world."
Moderator Adam Rudolph is a composer, improviser and percussionist whose Organic Orchestra realizes a music notation and conducting system he developed.
Sylvain Leroux is a flutist and saxophonist, improvisor, composer and band leader from Canada and one of the very few outsiders to master the tambin, the flute of the Fulani people of Guinea.
Flutist Steve Gorn has performed Indian Classical Music and new American Music on the bansuri bamboo flute, soprano saxophone and clarinet in concerts and festivals throughout the world.
Don Davis, a participant in another panel, reads a statement by multi-instrumentalist Peter Apfelbaum, who was unable to attend. Apfelbaum has led the Hieroglyphics Ensemble, a 17-piece "world music" big band which combined traditional and non-traditional music. CMS founder Karl Berger sits in for Apfelbaum on this panel.
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