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THE ART OF IS Improvising as a Way of Life

by | Read by Robertson Dean

Contemporary Culture • 7 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2019

Narrator Robertson Dean lends his judicious pacing and artful vocal variation to this production, accompanying listeners through musician and teacher Nachmanovitch's reflections. "Improvising is life itself," Nachmanovitch says; his book redefines improvisation as more than a creative practice--it's also a step to finding one's true self, one's own "skilled discipline of doing and being who you are." Dean offers a consummately professional performance with his deep, mellow voice and natural ability to mix up pace and emphasis in ways that keep the audiobook's more abstract moments engaging to the ear. Improvisation, Nachmanovitch argues, requires the ability to listen and in doing so connects us to each other and to what is most deeply human. Dean's narration connects listeners with the author's observations on art and humanity. J.C.G. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2019]

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2019

CD ISBN 9781982665050 $34.95 • Six CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781982665067 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9781982665074 $19.95


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2019

CD ISBN 9781982665043 $76.00 • Six CDs

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