Publications

Publications and Presentations (scientific and artistic):

Monograph

  • Jazz & the City: Jazz in Graz von 1965 bis 2015. Graz: Leykam (2016).

 

Edited Volume

  • Artistic Practice as Research in Jazz: Positions, Theories,Methods. Routledge (2020 contracted)

 

Academic Theses

  • Aspects of Context and Harmony in the Music of Clare Fischer. PhD thesis. University of Sydney (2009).
  • Aspects of Harmony in the Clare Fischer Composition „In Memoriam“. MMus thesis. University of Sydney (2005).
  • Brad Mehldau. Eine Stilanalyse. Magister Artium thesis. Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz (2001).

 

Articles – Peer Reviewed

 

 

Book Chapters

  • „Artistic Practice-as-Research in Jazz and Popular Music: Historical Contexts“. Artistic Practice as Research in Jazz and Popular Music: Positions, Routledge, ed. Michael Kahr (2020 forthcoming).
  • “Zur historischen Entwicklung der deutschsprachigen Jazzforschung. Wissenschafts- und kulturgeschichtliche Rahmenbedingungen in der Stadt Graz“. Proceedings of German Jazz Research Conference in at Liszt Hochschule f. Musik in Weimar, ed. Martin Pfleiderer (2019 in print).
  • „Artistic Research in Jazz: A Case Study and Potential Developments”. Music and Sonic Arts: Theories and Practice. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, eds. Mine Dogantan-Dack and John Dack (2018), 184–199.
  • „Zur musikalischen Entwicklung des modernen Jazz in Graz (1953–1955)“. Anklaenge 2016. Studien zur Österreichischen Popularmusik im 20. Jahrhundert(Wiener Jahrbuch für Musikwissenschaft). Hollitzer Verlag, eds. Christian Glanz and Manfred Permoser(2017), 161–176.
  • „50 Years of Academic Jazz in Central Europe: Musicological and Artistic Research Perspectives in a Case Study of Local Jazz History in Graz“. Continental Drift. 50 Years of Jazz from Europe, Edinburgh Napier University, eds. Haftor Medbøe, Zack Moir and Chris Atton. (2017), 57–65.
  • „Chromaticism and Identity in the Music of Clare Fischer“. Darmstädter Beiträge zur Jazzforschung Wolke Verlag, ed. Wolfram Knauer (2016), 71–84.
  • „Jazz Komposition: Theorie und Praxis“, in: Musiktheorie und Komposition(Folkwang Studien15), eds. Matthias Scholthfeldt and Markus Roth (2015), 307–314.
  • with Christa Bruckner-Haring. „Jazznetworks in Austria: The Jazzwerkstatt Initiative“. The Cultural Politics of Jazz Collectives: This Is Our Music, Routledge, eds. Tony Whyton and Nicholas Gebhardt (2015), 177–196.
  • „Current Tendencies in Jazz Theory“. Jazzforschung/Jazz Research40 (2008), 113–124.

 

 

 

 

 

Other Articles

  • „Conference Report: »14th Darmstadt Jazzforum; ›Gender and
Identity in Jazz‹«, Darmstadt (Germany), October 1–4, 2015“. Jazz Research News 48 (2015), 2260–2263.
  • „Historische Entwicklung des Institutes für Jazz“. 50 Jahre Institut Jazz / Kunst Uni Graz

(2015).

  • „Conference Report, Part II: ‚Rhythm Changes II: Rethinking Jazz Cultures, Salford (UK), April 11-14“. Jazz Research News44 (2013), 2072–2074.
  • with Christa Bruckner-Haring, „Jazzwerkstatt Graz: A Young Austrian Jazz Initiative“. Jazz Research Journal1/2 (2011), 176–186. DOI: 10.1558/jazz.v5i1-2.176
  • „Projektvorstellung: Jazz & the City“, in: Jazz Research News39 (2011), 1852–1854.
  • „Announcement of the First International Clare Fischer Symposium“. Jazz Research News 34 (2010), 1628–1630.

 

Invited Talks

  • Panel on Artistic Research in Jazz (Respondent), 6thRhythm Changes Conference, University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz (2019)
  • „Creative Music Making as an Investigation of Artistic Intersections“. Lecture Recital at Malmö Academy of Music / Inter Arts Center Malmö (2019).
  • „Jazz: its Structures and Borders“. Lecture at the 33. International Fajr Festival Teheran (2018).
  • „Creative and Meaningful Writing for Strings in the Context of Popular Music“. Guest Lecture at Hochschule für Kunst, Design und Populäre Musik Freiburg. Freiburg (2017).
  • „The Music of Clare Fischer“. Annual Conference of the Jazz Education Network JEN. New Orleans (2017)
  • „Jazz und Popularmusik an der Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz“. IASPM D-A-CH Konferenz. Graz (2016)
  • „Chromaticism and Identity in Clare Fischer’s Music“. Jazzforum Darmstadt. Darmstadt (2015)
  • „The Institute for Jazz Research in Graz“. Panel discussion at the Conference for Popular Music Research at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien. Vienna (2014)
  • „Die Entwicklung des Grazer Jazzinstitutes als Rollenmodell für die akademische Jazzausbildung in Europa“. Hochschule der Künste Bern. Lucerne (2014)
  • „Towards the analysis of linear aspects in jazz harmony“. Presentation and panel discussion at Jazz Research Workshop at University of Weimar. Weimar (2014)
  • „Herbie Hancock, Chromatic Harmony and Clare Fischer“. Jazzforum Darmstadt/IGJ Conference Jazzdebatten/Jazzanalysen. Darmstadt (2013)
  • „Kreativität und Wissenschaft“. Science Goes Public Series organized by the Austrian Ministry of Science. Vienna (2013)
  • „Analytische Beobachtungen zum Streicherklang in Rock- und Popmusik“. Popularmusikkonferenz Kunstuniversität Graz. Graz (2012)
  • „The Music of Clare Fischer“. Rutgers University, Jazz Research Round Table. Newark (2011)
  • „Jazz Pop Rock im Musikschulunterricht“. Keynote Address at the Annual Conference of Styrian Music Educators. Kapfenberg (2011)

 

Conference Papers and Presentations

  • „Jazz & the City: Local Music in Global Context“. Urban Music Scholars Network Conference Lüneburg (2018)
  • „Zur historischen Entwicklung der deutschsprachigen Jazzforschung. Wissenschafts- und kulturgeschichtliche Rahmenbedingungen in der Stadt Graz“. Internationale Jazzforschungstagung Weimar (2018)
  • „Artistic Research and ‘Play’ in Jazz Education: Influential Precursors and Current Institutional Perspectives”. EPARM Conference Porto (2018)
  • „Voices and Voicings: Jacob Collier, Herbie Hancock and Clare Fischer“. Jazz Voices Conference Graz (2018)
  • „We Won’t Forget You: Dena DeRose’s Hommag to Shirley Horn“. Jazz Voices Conference Graz (2018)
  • „Annäherung: Jazz History, Analysis and ‚tacit knowledge’“. GMTH/GfPM Conference Graz (2017)
  • „Jazz & the City: Sonic Histories and Artistic Research“. Rhythm Changes Conference. Amsterdam (2017)
  • „Artistic Research in Jazz and Popular Music at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz“, AEC EPARM Conference. Royal Conservatoire Antwerp (2017)
  • „50 Years of Academic Jazz in Europe“. Continentaldrift Conference, Edinburgh Napier University Scotland. Edinburgh (2016)
  • „Die Entwicklung des Grazer Jazzinstitutes als Rollenmodell für die akademische Jazzausbildung in Europa“. Conference „Growing Up“, Luzern (2014)
  • „The Academic Jazz Institution in Graz and its Role in Promoting Jazz in Europe“. Jazz Talks Conference, Aveiro University Portugal. Aveiro (2013)
  • „Upper Styrian Big Band Folk: A Case Study of Artistic Research regarding the Use of Historical Resources in the Contemporary Musical Expression of a Rural Community in the European Alps“. ICTM Conference at Shanghai Conservatory of Music. Shanghai (2013)
  • „Out of Nowhere: The Role of Jazz Institutions in Graz in the Formation of Jazz Identity“. Rhythm Changes Conference in Salford. Salford (2013)
  • „Artistic Research in Jazz – A Case Study“. MuSA Conference Karlsruhe. Karlsruhe (2012)
  • „Identität der Jazzstadt Graz“. Lange Nacht der Forschung Graz. Graz (2012)
  • „Jazzkomposition: Theorie und Praxis“. GMTH. Essen (2012)
  • „Jazz & the City“. Rhythm Changes Conference. Amsterdam (2011)
  • „Improvisation and Composition in the Music of Clare Fischer: I am a Writer who Plays Piano“. 11thInternational Jazz Research Conference. Leeds (2011)
  • „The Music of Clare Fischer“. Lecture Recital Mount San Antonio College. Los Angeles (2010)
  • „Presenting the Digital Clare Fischer Archive and a Recent Dissertation on the Music of Clare Fischer“. 1stinternational Clare Fischer Symposium. Graz (2010)
  • „Emotional motiviert: Kompositorische und Improvisatorische Strukturen in der Musik von Clare Fischer“. 9thInternational Music Theory Conference. Mainz (2009)
  • „Die Jazztheorie als interdisziplinäres Fach“. 8th International Music Theory Conference. Graz (2008)
  • „Considering the Socio-cultural Context in Jazz Analysis: A Comparative Study of Clare Fischer’s and Dimitri Shostakovich’s music“. 8thInternational Jazz Research Conference. Leeds (2008)

 

 

 

 

 

CD-Productions

  • Dorothea Jaburek, Sweet Secrets, Alessa Records 1062 (2017) – comp., arr., p.
  • Michael Kahr, Jazz & the City (and me…), Alessa Records ALR 1047 (2016) – comp., arr., p.
  • SaxallegrO, Freequencies, Barnette (2015) – comp.
  • Dorothea Jaburek, Mei eigne Wöd, Firmamendt Records fm 002 (2014) – arr., p.
  • Rondo Vienna, 3, Preiser Records 91247 (2013) – p.
  • High Styria Big Band, Upper Styrian Big Band Folk, Manus (2011) – comp., arr., p.
  • Rondo Vienna, Strong Enough, Preiser Records (2011) – arr., p.
  • missImister, Bittersweet,Cracked Anegg Records KEG LC 09587 (2008) – comp., arr., p.
  • m&m, m&m, MM Records 01 (2005) – comp., arr., p.
  • Black Coffe Chapter 6, Feed your Soul, Ecco Chamber EC 3112 (2003) – comp., arr., p.
  • Heidi Krenn Quartett, Austrian Young Lions,Universal Music 980865-4 (2003) – p.
  • Michael Kahr Quartett, Stories, Mr.D. Music 4029661023148 (2002) – comp., arr., p., tp.
  • Klangdebüts, The Dukebox, KUG 17 (2000) – arr., p.
  • Faton M. Macula,I Remember You, MGR 98002-2 (2000) – comp., arr., p.
  • Trijok, Spring, A-Jok Records 11570394 (1995) – tp.

 

Selected Compositions

  • Annäherung, for Jazz Octet and Speaker, approx. 25’ (UA Graz 2017, rec. 2016)
  • Pars Pro Toto, Musik für 8 Musiker und Malerei, commissioned by Styraburg Festival Steyr (2016)
  • Spaziergang für Saxofon und Orgel, approx. 4’ (UA 2012, rec. 2014)
  • Upper Styrian Big Band Folkfor large jazz orchestra, commissioned by ‘High Styria Big Band’, 60’ (2010-2011)
  • Bittersweet,song cycle, commissioned by ensemble ‘missImister’, approx. 63’ (rec. 2007)
  • Iran, arrangements for 3 soprano voices and small ensemble, approx. 40’ (2008)
  • Strong Enough, 3, 5 arrangements for String Ensemble commissioned by ‘Rondo Vienna’, total approx. 20’ (2009)
  • Mosaic, compositions for jazz group, commissioned by Australian ensemble ’Mosaic’, approx. 13’ (2007)
  • Aspekte, 1+1=3, commissioned by ‘SaxallegrO’, approx. 23’, premiered at International Saxophone Congress in Ljubljana (2006), Austrian Premier at Musikforum Viktring (2007)
  • Aquarius, various compositions and arrangements of classical music, commissioned by ‘Mona Lisa String Quartet’, approx. 72’ (2004-06)
  • m&m, song cycle for vocal piano duo ‘m&m’, approx. 60’ (2005-06)
  • We See Our World, commissioned by ‘Gospel Choir Graz’, approx. 15’ (2005)
  • Suite for 3 Flugelhorns and Trumpets, commissioned by Koch Music, approx. 15’ (2003)
  • Africa,2 compositions for medium-large world music ensemble ‘European-African Jazz Orchestra’, approx. 15’ (2002)
  • 120 leadsheet-type songs and jazz tunes (1993 – 2014)

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