Project Spotlight

  • Rhythm Changes at Tou Scene
    Post date: Tue, 18/01/2011 - 16:46
    The first in a series of European Rhythm Changes concerts took place on 14 January, as Irish composer and bandleader Dave Kane conducted the Bjergsted Jazzensemble at Tou Scene in Stavanger, an ex-brewery that has now become a cultural centre and hub of creativity in the Norwegian city.  ‘It was one of those magical live moments where space, audience, and musicians, blend together into a genuinely communal experience’, said Principal Investigator Dr Petter Frost Fadnes.
  • Rhythm Changes headlines Leeds International Jazz Conference
    Post date: Tue, 21/12/2010 - 16:19
    Tony Whyton, Project Leader for the Rhythm Changes project, will deliver a keynote presentation at the 2011 Leeds International Jazz Conference. The conference will explore the theme 'Time Captured - Jazz Composition, Composing and Composers' and Tony’s keynote will be entitled, ‘Jazz, Composition and Critical Discourse’. The presentation will feed off research questions addressed by the Rhythm Changes project, from exploring tensions between high and low culture to examining the shifting status of jazz as a canonical artform, from offering alternatives to dom
  • Another Place? Why Jazz Festivals Matter
    Post date: Mon, 06/12/2010 - 20:24

    The Rhythm Changes team and the London Jazz Festival hosted an international panel on the value of jazz festivals in November 2010.  This public forum featured contributions from jazz festival organisers and researchers from the Rhythm Changes team and explored the critical tensions between global and local jazz scenes, and the politics of place in festival programming today.  To hear an audio file of the event click on the external web address above. 

  • Rhythm Changes: Jazz and National Identities Conference
    Post date: Fri, 03/12/2010 - 16:05

    The first Rhythm Changes Conference will take place in September 2011 and will be hosted in partnership with the Conservatory of Amsterdam. The three-day Conference will explore the theme of ‘Jazz and National Identities’ and will include presentations from an international line up of jazz researchers.