Over the duration of the Rhythm Changes project, the team will be organising a series of Knowledge Transfer (KT) events that will encourage different audiences to contribute to the project themes and to exchange ideas and experiences. Knowledge Transfer forums are public events that raise awareness of the Rhythm Changes research questions and the broader themes of the HERA Joint Research programme and demonstrate how issues concerning inheritance and identity play out in everyday life.
Rhythm Changes: Jazz Cultures and European Identities
On Friday 3 December 2010 Rhythm Changes held a panel discussion as part of the Dutch Jazz & World Meeting 2010 at the Felix Merites in Amsterdam. Walter van de Leur introduced the project and elaborated on the challenges of creating a Dutch Real Book. Loes Rusch discussed the representation and mediation of jazz in the Netherlands between 1960 and 1980.
Another Place? Why Jazz Festivals Matter
The first KT forum took place on Sunday 21 November 2010 at the Barbican Centre as part of the London Jazz Festival. Another Place? Why Jazz Festivals Matter explored the critical tensions between global and local jazz scenes, and the politics of place in festival programming. To read a summary of the event and listen to an audio recording of the panel discussion click on ‘Another Place? Why Jazz Festivals Matter’
Rhythm Changes Symposium: Jazz in der Kulturlandschaft Österreich
On July 2, 2012, the Institute for Jazz Research at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (KUG) under the direction of Prof. Dr. Franz Kerschbaumer organized a one-day symposium, in cooperation with the Music Information Center Austria (MICA) through their representative Helge Hinteregger and held on MICA’s premises as part of Jazz Fest Wien. Entitled “Jazz in the Austrian Cultural Landscape”, the symposium dealt with the role and importance of jazz in Austria, with jazz experts from different fields of the current jazz scene presenting their views on the topic. A round table discussion concluded the event.