An International Journal of Exploratory Meta-Living

An Open Source Journal
published through the Auspices of the Poison Pie Publishing House
Knoxville, Tennessee


Issue 11 (2017)

  • You Haven't Seen Everything Until You've Seen a Woman Playing Pedal Steel Guitar: An Interview with Susan Alcorn
  • by David Keffer
  • Abstract:   As part of the course, "The Golden Age of Non-Idiomatic Improvisation", offered at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, students are introduced to the music of non-idiomatic improvisers. Exposure to quotes from interviews with the musicians helps to frame the music in the musicians' own words, which builds a better understanding in the listener of the context in which the music was created and the message that the music is (or is not) intended to convey. In this vein, the instructor of the course posed ten questions to the American pedal steel guitar player, Susan Alcorn.

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