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Research interests

Research Interests

  • Jazz studies
  • Contemporary music studies
  • Flow, Audiation and Idea Generation
  • Ensemble interaction within improvised performance
  • Jazz Composition (fixed and non-fixed materials)
  • Collaborative composition
  • Musical idiolect
  • One-to-one teaching pedagogy (teaching strategies, meta-cognition, the confluence of improvisatory and technical skills, peer review)


Upcoming Research Projects

  • BookInside the Composer's Perspective: Cross-Genre Composition for Experimental Large Ensemble  - co-authored with Assoc. Prof Robert Burke 
  • Journal articleApprenticing the jazz performer through ensemble collaboration: A qualitative enquiry (co-authored with Leon DeBruin & Emily Wilson)
  • Journal article: co-authored with Johannes Luebbers examining Collaborative Composition: Improvising the Compositional Process
  • Rendered Performance (composition and recording): Dark Energy of Paul Williamson Quartet featuring Miles Henry, Hiroki Hoshino and Theo Carbo (FMR release, UK).
  • Performance of Williamsons' large ensemble composition For Tomasz with the Monash Art Ensemble (MAE) in April 2019 





Research area keywords

  • Jazz, Performance, Improvisation, Contemporary music studies, Flow, Audiation, Idea Generation, Interaction, Composition, Teaching Pedagogy , Meta-cognition, Peer Review

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