Thinking With Jazz II symposium, Lancaster Jazz Festival, 20 September 2013

Aug 19 2013 Published by under Events

Screen shot 2013-08-19 at 11.13.49Thinking With Jazz is a day-long symposium that takes place during the 2013 Lancaster Jazz Festival. This year, our panelists and keynote speakers include John Cumming (London Jazz Festival), Fiona Talkington (BBC Radio 3), Gerry Godley (Twelve Points Festival, Dublin), George McKay (University of Salford), Tim Wall (Birmingham City University), Kristin McGee (University of Groningen), Matt Robinson (Lancaster Jazz Festival), Pete Moser (More Music) and Tony Whyton (University of Salford).

Join them to discuss a range of topics including festivals and social media, spaces and places, funding and programming, and artistic dreams and realities.

In the afternoon there will be an open workshop in which symposium participants collaborate on a Grow Your Own Festival resource. Our aim is to provide festival promoters and arts organisations with ideas and practical tools to design festivals which engage local communities in creative and meaningful ways.

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This event is supported by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Enterprise Centre and the Lancaster Institute for Contemporary Arts, Lancaster University.

For further information, please contact leo@lancasterjazz.com or n.gebhardt@lancaster.ac.uk

The symposium is free to attend, but early registration is necessary, as lunch will be provided. Go to the website here for further information and registration.

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Jazz Research Journal special double issue on jazz collectives

Dec 04 2012 Published by under News

Congratulations to Rhythm Changes project team member Nick Gebhardt of Lancaster University for his sterling work as editor of a special DOUBLE issue (that’s over 200 pages, folks) of Jazz Research Journal on jazz collectives: history, theory, practice. You can read pieces in it by other Rhythm Changers, too, among other contributors: Christa Bruckner-Haring, Andrew Dubber, Petter Frost Fadnes, Loes Rusch, as well as Nick’s authoritative introduction. Vol. 5.1-2.

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Prof George McKay
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University of Salford
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Thinking With Jazz symposium, Lancaster University, 21 September 2012

Sep 17 2012 Published by under Events, News

Thinking With Jazz
LICA BUILDING
LANCASTER UNIVERSITY
FRIDAY 21 SEPTEMBER

This one-day event is co-organised with Lancaster Jazz Festival, and features well-known jazz journalists, practitioners, and academics discussing issues of nationalism in jazz, the cultural politics of jazz, and the meaning of improvisation. This free event is informal and open to the public.

10 A.M.
Coffee and Welcome (Foyer, LICA Building)

10.30 A.M.
Session 1: Jazz Nation (A29, LICA Building)
Chair: Tony Whyton
Panel: Deborah Mawer, Alyn Shipton and Catherine Tackley

12 P.M. – 1 P.M.
Lunch Break

1 P.M. – 2.30 P.M.
Session 2: The Cultural Politics of This course has the following components:            –      Teams define project ideas            –      Collect necessary data            –      Team-directed work w/ faculty guidance            –      Boneyard Creek Stormwater            –      C-U Wastewater Treatment Plant            –      Abbott Power Plant            –      Assembly Hall Field Trip            –      Recycling Materials in Transportation            –      Green Infrastructure            –      Boneyard Creek Stormwater Management            –      Engineering, Policy and Law            –      Waste to Energy            –      4D Chair: George McKay
Panel: Alan Rice, Walter van de Leur and Tim Wall

2.30 P.M. – 3 P.M.
Coffee Break (Foyer, LICA Building)

3 P.M. – 4.30 P.M.
Session 3: Improvisations (Jack Hylton Room)
Chair: Nicholas Gebhardt
Panel: Christophe de Bezenac, Kathy Dyson and Adam Fairhall

6 P.M.
Drinks Sun Street Stompers (Dukes Bar, Lancaster)
7.30 P.M.
Sun Café (Sun Street, Lancaster)

For further information contact Nick Gebhardt on n.gebhardt@lancaster.ac.uk or check out the festival website at http://www.lancasterjazz.com/thinking-with-jazz-a-one-day-symposium.html

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