Research projects and Publications

Doctoral Thesis                                                          

Orchestrating Timbre - Unfolding processes of timbre and memory in improvisational piano performance

Research project and doctoral thesis at the Universitiy of Gothenburg, Sweden can be downloaded here:

https://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/382024/382025

Audiopaper

A fuchsia colored awning -

How to structure a composition in real time

 

https://www.seismograf.org/fokus/sonic-argumentation-i/mayas

This audio paper is situated within artistic research and explores the qualities and function of timbre, memory and materiality within the practice of musical improvisation from the viewpoint of musicians of different generations and backgrounds.

The title bears reference to a quote from Cecil Taylor and explores the nature of improvisation in music making as a philosophical and ethical approach to life.

 

Within the dialogical nature of the piece, musicians Cecil Taylor, Andrea Parkins, Tony Buck and Mazen Kerbaj discuss questions around structuring a composition in real-time and the thought processes and different systems and categories of sounds and techniques they have developed to facilitate that.

The author investigates the need to organize sonic experiences and the multilayered qualities of memory as a connecting force in structuring and composing with sound, as well as a reflective and transformative tool in music making.

 

 

Creating with timbre

part of the Norwegian Academy of Music

publication Unfolding the process

 

https://www.researchcatalogue.net/portals/issue?issue=712447

cover photo by Peter Gannushkin