Monthly Archives: April 2019

Playing/listening/talking

In recent years I have been increasingly drawn to thinking about the way people talk about their experiences of playing and listening to jazz and improvised music. Perhaps the main catalyst for this was starting to research how a number … Continue reading

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Rehearsals

There’s a common understanding that the way most music gets made is a three-stage procedure. 1) A composer composes a piece 2) Some musicians rehearse it in order to be able to accurately play what the composer wrote 3) The … Continue reading

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Update

Sometimes you don’t know what you’re looking for until you’ve found it. In fact, there are times when you don’t even realise that there was anything to be looked for in the first place. That is, until you suddenly notice … Continue reading

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