Improv Notes Short Takes from February 2018
….. IICSI research associate Chris Tonelli, an Assistant Professor of Popular Music, has written an Arts in Society blog post about sound walks & a recent concert led by Genetic Choir & Thomas Johannsen. “Not all bromming is the same, of course. Some has a little more bbbb and some a little more mmmmm.” Dr. Tonelli’s essay on the meaning of sounds takes the noise of a typically Dutch bromfiets to a whole new level.
….. “Improvised Music Depends on Failure” is an essay by artist/writer Andrew Choate in The Attic.
….. the deadline is March 12 to apply for a Doctoral Research Fellowship in the Cultural Study of Music, supervised by associate professor Kyle Devine at the University of Oslo. The successful candidate will work on an independent project in the cultural study of music. Projects dealing with histories, cultures, and theories of sound reproduction or other music technologies and sound media are encouraged. Projects on other aspects of popular music studies and musicology, sound studies, and music sociology will also be considered, as will those dealing with music/sound from the perspectives of media studies, material culture studies, and science and technology studies.
….. a concert was held February 12 in Nantes, France, to celebrate the centenary of the first jazz concert in Europe. On that date in 1918, the Harlem Hellfighters, the orchestra of the 369th American Infantry Regiment, performed in Nantes under the leadership of Lieutenant James Reese Europe.
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