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extemporisation

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  • n. Alternative spelling of extemporization.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a performance given extempore without planning or preparation

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Examples

  • Part of Flying Lotus's Brainfeeder collective, Bruder has tapped into the vein established by Lotus's Cosmogramma LP of last year; a continuum where breakbeats and solo extemporisation are paired with abstract sounds, and use of the word "astrality" is encouraged.

    Thundercat: The Golden Age of Apocalypse – review

  • I wish I hadn't seen the reformed Velvet Underground, whose show featured Lou Reed doing a lot of vocal extemporisation of the "wooh yeah mama" variety while sporting a haircut that made him look not like an icon of unimpeachable countercultural cool, but Ian McShane in Lovejoy.

    Stone Roses reunion: What's the worst that can happen?

  • Gong's 12 minutes of prog-jazz extemporisation doesn't even proffer a mythology, just a fractured glimpse into somebody's psychedelic fantasy.

    Readers recommend fantasy songs: the results

  • What various advantages would or might have resulted from a prolongation of such an extemporisation?

    Ulysses

  • But their manifestations of delight were far more pronounced when Felix, taking one of the airs which he had just played as a theme for extemporisation, exhibited in a most charming fashion, and with true musicianly feeling, the capacities of the subject for varied treatment.

    Story-Lives of Great Musicians

  • Count Waldstein -- but his marvellous command of the pianoforte, and, more especially, his powers of extemporisation, had electrified his hearers to such a degree as to secure for him a place in the front rank of performers of the day.

    Story-Lives of Great Musicians

  • Ferdinand Ries, another of his pupils, has declared that no other artist that he ever heard could approach Beethoven in extemporisation.

    Story-Lives of Great Musicians

  • The capacity for learning music had begun very early, but his wonderful gift of extemporisation, which gave his genius wings as well as voice, had only lately revealed itself at the time at which our story opens.

    Story-Lives of Great Musicians

  • To the latter Felix exhibited his powers by an extemporisation on Bach's motets, which called forth the musician's astonished praise.

    Story-Lives of Great Musicians

  • “Why, it was a mere extemporisation,” said Father Payne; “a phrase suggested a phrase, a word evoked a lot of other words ” there was no real connection of thought.

    Father Payne

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