Embodying Jazz and Improvisation: Playing with Ideas and Keeping it Real


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Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music

Conferences & Symposium

Embodying Jazz and Improvisation: Playing with Ideas and Keeping it Real.


Improvised lives

Improvisation exceeds any knowledge domain constraint. However, it is also contextual. But mostly it is about people who have something to say musically and are not afraid to change what they are saying as they hear themselves saying it.

Playing with uncertainty

At the start of their careers, many improvising musicians play tentatively and safely. At the peak of their careers, many embrace and deliberately seek uncertainty to force them to invent and resolve. Audiences too can approach improvised music with uncertainty, but as elements are recognised and anticipated, may also enjoy its uncertainty. 

Theorising improvisation

An interesting strand of research is emerging that considers how Improvisation builds a complex, at times volatile, entity out of the elements that the players bring to it. Are there discernible rules to improvisation, along the lines of the characteristics of chaos theory?

Crossing boundaries 

How has Jazz and Improvisation crossed boundaries? Perhaps a more pertinent question to be asked is whether boundaries in music are still relevant beyond simple appellation.   

For more details

Check the conference website: www.ajirn.com


Saturday 01 June - Sunday 02 June, 2019


09:30am – 05:00pm



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Registration and venue: arts.admin.faculty.support@monash.edu
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