Müpa Budapest's Second International Jazz Studies Symposium will focus on the varied subjects of jazz studies. Being held with the support of the expertise of the Jazz Studies Research Group on the occasion of the Jazz Showcase programme, it will feature noted researchers and professors from abroad. Invited from Columbia University, lead presenter Krin Gabbard will expound on contemporary representations of jazz based on examples from recent literary works and films. Gabbard is one of the creators of the new field of study that examines the wide-branching relationship between jazz, the arts and the wider society through an interdisciplinary framework.
The popular saxophonist János Ávéd dissects issues of improvisation, examining what role the 12-note scale might take on when jazz musicians are playing extemporaneously. Martin Breternitz, a researcher from the University of Jena, will discuss what networks, structures and informal opportunities are currently available to German jazz musicians and how the evidently well-oiled German jazz world is set up. Márton Szegedi, a Hungarian lecturer at the University of Music and Performing Arts G...raz, published a 2019 monograph on Gábor Szabó, the guitarist who found global fame in the United States in the 1960s. His presentation, which will also serve as a book launch, points out the influences that contributed to the development of Szabó's distinctive sound. The closing roundtable of the symposium will bring three leading experts to help resolve, with answers from their respective fields of study, the dual question of whether Hungarian jazz is a cultural legacy and, if so, how to preserve it.
This programme is taking place as a professional collaboration between Müpa Budapest and the Jazz Studies Research Group. Admission to the symposium is free of charge, but subject to advance registration. If you wish to attend, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating your intent.
10 am • Opening remarks
10.10 am−10.50 am • Opening lecture
Prof. Krin Gabbard (Columbia University)
Representing Jazz in the 21st Century
10.50 am−11.20 am • Lecture
János Ávéd (doctoral candidate, Franz Liszt Academy of Music)
Dodecaphony in Jazz Improvisation
11.20 am−11.40 am • Break
11.40 am−12.10 pm • Lecture
Martin Breternitz (doctoral candidate, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena)
The State of Jazz in Germany in 2020: Networks, Structures and Opportunities
12.10 pm−12.40 pm • Lecture
Márton Szegedi, PhD (University of Music and Performing Arts Graz)
Stylistic Pluralism and Intercultural Influences in the Oeuvre of Gábor Szabó
12.40 pm−1 pm • Break
1 pm−2 pm • Roundtable
Is Hungarian Jazz a Cultural Legacy? If So, How Can We Preserve It?
Participants: Anna Dalos, music historian and head of the Archives and Research Group for 20th-21st Century Hungarian Music at the Musicological Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Research Centre for the Humanities; Péter Erdősi, assistant professor in the Atelier Interdisciplinary History Department at Eötvös Loránd University's Faculty of the Humanities; Márton Kurutz, collections and research manager at the Hungarian National Film Institute's Film Archive
Moderator: Kornél Zipernovszky, jazz critic and founder of the Jazz Studies Research Group
The hostess of the symposium will be Zsuzsanna Könyves-Tóth, a member of the Jazz Studies Research Group and doctoral candidate at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music. The workshop will be bilingual, with simultaneous interpretation provided into both Hungarian and English.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
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