Luca Deravignone
Do, 20/10/2022, 20:00 Uhr
Improvisation / Diskurs

imp[or]trait #7: The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy and Improvisation in the Arts

Denkraum Improvisation

Talk in German

Guest: Alessandro Bertinetto
Moderation: Mathias Maschat

The Italian philosopher and improvisation theorist Alessandro Bertinetto is our guest in the seventh edition of the imp[or]trait series. Together with the Italian pianist and philosopher Marcello Ruta, he published the 750-page Routledge Handbook of Philosophy and Improvisation in the Arts last year. It comprises almost 50 articles by internationally renowned authors that philosophically illuminate the phenomenon of improvisation from various perspectives. Theoretical as well as aesthetic, ethical and political aspects on the one hand meet concrete discussions with the practical arts on the other. Throughout, improvisation is seen as an essential element of artistic creativity, even as a pre-eminent quality and key to understanding art and performance in general. Numerous core questions about the understanding of improvisation are taken up and discussed.

In conversation with Mathias Maschat, Alessandro Bertinetto presents the handbook. Together they discuss some of the topics and issues raised.

Alessandro Bertinetto is Professor of Philosophy and Aesthetics at the University of Turin and one of the most distinguished and versatile authors about improvisation. In addition to the Routledge Handbook, he has previously published a variety of texts on the subject, including his books Eseguire l’inatteso. Ontologia della musica e improvvisazione (2016) and Estetica Dell’improvvisazione (2021); Wilhelm Fink Verlag is currently publishing the English translation of this last book, Aesthetics of Improvisation.

Alessandro Bertinetto, Gast
Mathias Maschat, Moderation

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