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Alan Musson


Hearing the Lifeforce: understanding West Midlands jazz 1969-1979 through radio and podcasting production practice

This is a practice-as-research doctoral project conducted through an auto-ethnographic study of my own work as a radio producer, generating oral histories of jazz musicians and promoters working in the English West Midlands between 1969 and 1979.

My research question is: How could processes of audio production mediate and interpret jazz in the West Midlands between 1969 and 1979?

My research aims are:

  • To contribute to a body of knowledge to help inform radio documentary practice, jazz research and jazz studies.
  • Interrogate the voices of jazz in the West Midlands in 1960s and 1970s.



Jazz Studies

Media and Place


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