Often enough, free improvisors play in a configuration more than once. If a person or group makes this sort of thing happen and we attend another performance by them sometime, we want it to happen again, but we have to be content expecting something sort of in the ballpark to happen, because plainly the incalculably large odds are that it will never happen again. It’s intrinsic to free improvisation. This knowledge may even feel like a faint blemish on that repeat encounter.
So here’s what actually happens on rare and memorable occasions. It happens again. The same people and sound tools making different sound events, but once again, it.