Musical Artist, Educator, Composer, Author, Editor, Freelance Writer, Journalist, Jazz Historian, Fan
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I am an independent scholar and house-husband living in Pittsburgh. I write about the history of emergence as concept; about competing models of time and the ideological, aesthetic, social and political stakes of dominance and resistance; embodied and distributed cognition and the arts, particularly the architecture of Arakawa and Gins, and jazz performance; and about the agency of metaphor in trans-disciplinary inquiry. I also play jazz guitar, and have written numerous jazz compositions, and am beginning to perform again in the Pittsburgh area, a jazz town, rich and deep in history and talent.
With Jondi Keane of Griffith University, Brisbane AU, I co-directed the first completely digital g***** humanities conference-- AG3-Online: The Third International Arakawa and Gins: Architecture and Philosophy Conference -- which ran from March 12-26, 2010 with concluding celebrations at Barnard College April 30, and at
The Solomon Guggenheim Museum, May 1, where Martin gave the inaugural keynote.
See the conference website: http://ag3.griffith.edu.au
I recently published Part One of a long study called "Jazz and Emergence" in the journal _Inflexions_ 4, which looks at the science and philosophy in order to understand jazz performance as a "complex system": http://www.senselab.ca/inflexions/volume_4/n4_rosenberghtml.html
(Warning: its long--94 pp with 34 sound files)
I have two more essays in process, at this moment during the summer of 2012, and I expect "Jazz and Emergence" to become a book soon.
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I belong to Jazz Networks in Pittsburgh, DC and NYC
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The Jazz Network is exactly what the title suggests, a place where you get to mix and mingle with those who have not only an appreciation for Jazz but a forum to hear new up and coming artists as well. I've hooked up with so many of my old friends that I've lost contact with over the years here and it's been a great place to meet folk, appreciate good music and Musicianship. What an incredible idea!!
The great composer and bandleader was distraught over the 1967 death of Billy Strayhorn, his songwriting and arranging partner of 28 years. But Ellington took Strayhorn's passing as an impetus, born of necessity, to increase his own productivity. Here are five examples.
At the Village Vanguard, one flight down from the hubbub of New York City, in a tight space packed with people, we're about to embark on a musical odyssey by sea. Our captain is saxophonist Chris Potter, who's launching his Odyssey-inspired album The Sirens.
Divine: The Jazz Albums, 1954-1958 packs four CDs with Vaughan's music, recorded live or in the studio with bands big and small. Two live albums from Chicago nightclubs are standouts, partly when a performance threatens to slide off the rails.