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improvise

verb adept, ad-lib, compose, concoct, devise, extemporize, fabricate, invent, invent offhand, make up, originate, play by ear, ride with the waves, utilize, without preparation
See also: compose, conjure, contrive, create, devise, invent, make, originate, scheme
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Improvisers are open, understanding, supportive, truthful, and listen well.
Esterhammer rightly sees the specifics of the long-since neglected practice of poetic improvisation as potentially leading to much wider questions, from its connection with other forms of Romantic spontaneity (the cult of genius, the valorization of quick-wittedness in such forms as table talk and on-the-spot translation) to the meaning of the frequent appearance of the improviser in Romantic fiction, and to its intersection with identity formation in the Europe of the time (the "feminization" of improvisation, how "typically Italian" improvisation is packaged for export with appropriate national labels).
Johns is also a regular guest improviser with the Comedy Store Players and is a scriptwriter whose credits include the stage adaptation of Stephen King's The Shawshank Redemption.
THE A-TEAM 12 ROSS NOBLE THINGS - LIVE 15 The Geordie comic is an improviser extraordinaire who is both brilliant and inventive.
Bulgaria's prime minister managed to deal with the crisis that came in the wake of the EC nominee farce thanks to his skills of a perfect improviser, says a Bulgarian political analyst in an interview for the Austrian newspaper Die Presse.
As an improviser on the piano and accordion, Lewandowski has recorded with Doublends Vert, Caroline Kraabel and the London Improviser's Orchestra.
It is not something that the typical improviser is trained in.
Perhaps the most Baroque of Czech composers, persecuted and pampered by fate, evidently an excellent organ improviser, teacher, a Minorite much more acclaimed abroad than at home, the author of the famous motet Laudetur Jesus Christus, the only one of his works to be printed in his lifetime, and so forth, and so on - even in the few surviving works by Cernohorsky this multiplicity is there to be found and appreciated.
Wolff is an accomplished improviser and has performed with Takehisa Kosugi, Steve Lacy, Kui Dong, Larry Polansky and Alpert Award winner Christian Marclay.
lThe brilliant season being enjoyed by Nelson Bunker Hunt and Maurice Zilber continues when Youth (Sandy Hawley) takes the Canadian International at Woodbine by four lengths from Improviser (Jean Cruguet).
Briggs is a noted improviser, a Visiting Tutor in Improvisation at the Royal Northern College of Music, so that probably explains it.
First, it has been mostly concerned with the individual improviser without regard for the performer's response to context.