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Lee Griffiths


Wavering between text and music: Re-evaluating the historical, philosophical, and artistic relationship between improvised music and text

My research seeks to explore the relationship between verbal text and improvised music, focusing particularly on jazz and jazz-influenced music since the 1960s. My approach draws upon history, philosophy, and art to investigate specific and timely intra-actions between improvised music and text, and challenge dominant notions of music and text that have tended to pre-figure our understanding of these relationships. In doing so I hope to make available new insights and approaches for contemporary artists and scholars working with text and improvised music.



Jazz Studies


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