Lawrence D. "Butch" MorrisUSAMusic2001
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In Memoriam: 1947 - 2013


Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris was one of the leading innovators in the confluence of jazz, new music, improvisation and contemporary classical music. As a composer, he was widely known for his notated compositions and has been especially acclaimed for pioneering and developing the art of Conduction.


CONDUCTION (Conducted improvisation/interpretation) is a vocabulary of ideographic signs and gestures activated to modify or construct a real-time musical arrangement or composition. Each sign and gesture transmits generative information for interpretation, and provides instantaneous possibilities for altering or initiating harmony, melody, rhythm, articulation, phrasing or form.

 

For more information visit www.conduction.us.