Villa-Lobos open-house improvisation sessions

This morning I was reading a book “Varèse -Astronomer in Sound” by Malcolm MacDonald and found the following sentence about Sunday open improvisation sessions by Villa-Lobos, which influenced Varèse to write his famous percussion orchestra “Ionisation”.

During his Paris sojourn of 1929-33 Varèse was much in the company of Heitor Villa-Lobos, who kept open house on Sundays in the Boulevard Saint-Michel, and he participated with the Brazilian composer in improvisation sessions on Latin-American instruments.

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