Hochschule Luzern - Musik, Abteilung Jazz


Wohin geht die Reise? das unerhört! 2011 wird mit einer hochkarätigen international besetzten Diskussionsrunde eröffnet. Gerry Hemingway, Schlagzeuger und Lehrer an der Hochschule Luzern, befragt fünf Publizisten über die Zukunft des Jazz.
Die Diskussion findet in englischer Sprache statt.

MO 21.11.11 - 18.00-21.00h, Jazzkantine, Grabenstrsse 8, Luzern


Bill Shoemaker (USA) Andreas Felber (AT) Christoph Wagner (GB) Bert Noglik (DE) Enrico Bettinello (IT)
Moderation: Gerry Hemingway

This meeting of thoughtful and astute musical observers is intended as an elucidation of the past, present and future implications of the Jazz diaspora. On many levels the musical community, both musicians and audience are experiencing a rapid state of change in the nature and content of the culture of Jazz & improvised music. at the current pace there has been little time to reflect on exactly what has changed, why it is changing, and how these new dimensions are re-shaping the future of jazz tradition and innovation. Our discussion gives particular focus to the expanded locales andor relocation of the musical commu- nity and with it the diversity of the music itself. it includes an investi- gation of the decentralization of what once were major ports and pro- ving grounds to what might be termed a worldwide network of vibrant musical activity. We will look at the music of our time, fueled in part by new assimilations and hybridizations and flourishing both geographi- cally and virtually despite economic deterrents.

in addition, part of this discussion will investigate the substantial ef- fect Jazz pedagogy has had on the course of the newer generation of musicians who are continuing past traditions (or not) and forging new directions with the help of a system of education and mentoring that did not exist until more recent times.

Each panelist will give a short presentation followed by an interaction amongst the panelists and the attending audience.

The panelists include Bill Shoemaker who is a critic, journalist and producer. In addition to contributing to most notable jazz publications in North America, Europe and Japan, he has written for daily newspapers like The Washington Post and political commentary magazines like The American Prospect. He has written essays for numerous CD booklets, catalogs and anthologies. Shoemaker has also produced recordings by artists including Marilyn Crispell, Louis Moholo-Moholo and Richard Teitelbaum. Since 2005, Shoemaker has published Point of Departure, an online music journal. He lives in Damascus, Maryland.

Andreas Felber hails from Vienna, Austria. He works as a music journalist and musicologist focussed on jazz, electronica, contemporary classical and so-called “world music” for printed media (e. g. Austrian daily Der Standard“, Viennese weekly Falter“ and music magazines like Jazzpodium“, Concerto Magazin“ in Austria and Germany) as well as for Austrian public radio (ORF / programme Ö1). Since 2003 he teaches at Institute of Popular Music at “Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst” [University for Music and Dramatic Arts] in Vienna. In 2008/09 he curated and organized the concert series Composers’ Lounge“ for Österreichischer Komponistenbund [Austrian Composers‘ Association].

Gerry Hemingway first met writer and producer Christoph Wagner in Balingen, Southwest Germany where he was both born and where he later produced concerts of a very broad range of music. He has been based in England since 1992. He has published books on the cultural history of the accordion and the mouth organ and on ‘early world music’. Compiled numerous albums of American roots music and early world music for Trikont and Wergo. Works as a music journalist, music historian and author for several papers, magazines and the radio in Germany and Switzerland.

Bert Noglik born in Leipzig, has been a jazz activist in the East German scene since the seventies, has written numerous articles for print media and contributions to anthologies, books under his own name, most notably "Jazzwerkstatt International", a collection of interviews with leading European free improvisers and "Klangspuren - Wege improvisierter Musik", a collection of essays. From 1992 until 2007 Bert Noglik was the artistic director of the Leipzig Jazz Days and some additional concert series. In the following years he directed the festival "Sounds No Walls" in Berlin (2009 - 2011). From 2012 he will program the JazzFest Berlin. Bert Noglik works as a freelancer on a continuous base as for several German public service radio stations.

Finally from Venice, Italy we have Enrico Bettinello who writes about jazz and other music for renowned Italian magazines such as Il Giornale della Musica, BlowUp and Venezia Musica & Dintorni. He is editor in chief for AllAboutJazz Italia website and collaborates with the Third Channel of Radio RAI. In one of his "past lives" he studied jazz piano with Enrico Pieranunzi and Franco D'Andrea, composition with Giancarlo Schiaffini and african-american musicology with Stefano Zenni. He is one of the authors of the books "The desert island records. I musicisti raccontano i loro dischi più amati" and "Rock e altre contaminazioni: 600 album fondamentali" (Tuttle Editions) and the author of the introduction for the Italian translation of Tom Perchard’s Lee Morgan biography. He is member of the Società Italiana di Musicologia Afroamericana (Sidma). He is also directing Teatro Fondamenta Nuove, the most challenging venue for contemporary performing arts in Venice. He worked as consultant for the Assessorato alla Cultura of the City Of Venice, and as an independent curator he runs international events like San Servolo Jazz Meeting and formative projects for performing arts.

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