Publications and Presentations

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 and Popular Music: Positions, Theories, Methods (2019 forthcoming)

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  • „Artistic Practice-as-Research in Jazz and Popular Music: Historical Contexts“. Artistic Practice as Research in Jazz and Popular Music: Positions, Theories, Michael Kahr (2019 forthcoming).
  • „Jazz in Graz von 1965 bis 2015“. Historisches Jahrbuch der Stadt Graz (2018 forthcoming).
  • „The Development of the Jazz Institute in Graz as a Pioneer of Academic Jazz in Europe“. European Journal of Musicology 19.1 (2018 in print), 45–59, http://www.european-musicology.eu.
  • „Artistic Research in Jazz: A Case Study and Potential Developments”. Music and Sonic Arts: Theories and Practice. Cambridge Scholars Press, ed. Mine Dogantan-Dack (2018 in Print).
  • „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, ed. 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, ed. Haftor Medbøe, Zack Moir and Chris Atton. (2017), 57–65.
  • „Künstlerische Forschung im Bereich Jazz und Popularmusik an der Kunstuniversität Graz“. Zeitschrift für Hochschulentwicklung ZfHE1 (2015), 39–51, http://www.zfhe.at/.
  • „Jazz Komposition: Theorie und Praxis“, in: Musiktheorie und Komposition (Folkwang Studien 15), ed. 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.
  • „Upper Styrian Big Band Folk – Exploring Local Authenticity and Identity in Jazz“. Journal for Artistic Research 3 (2013), http://www.jar-online.net/index.php/issues/view/485.

Invited Talks

  • „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)
  • „Jazz: its Structures and Borders“. Lecture at the 33. International Fajr Festival Teheran (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)
  • „Jazz und Popularmusik an der Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz“. IASPM D-A-CH Konferenz. Graz (2016)
  • „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“. Conference „Growing Up“, Luzern (2014)
  • „Die Entwicklung des Grazer Jazzinstitutes als Rollenmodell für die akademische Jazzausbildung in Europa“. Hochschule der Künste Bern. Lucerne (2014)
  • „Kreativität und Wissenschaft“. Science Goes Public Series organized by the Austrian Ministry of Science. Vienna (2013)
  • „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)

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.

Selected Compositions

  • 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 Folk for large jazz orchestra, commissioned by ‘High Styria Big Band’, 60’ (2010-2011)
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