I am pleased to announce that my new book, Tele-Improvisation: Intercultural Interaction in the Online Global Music Jam Session has just been published in the Springer Series on Cultural Computing.
The book explores the ways in which musicians of different cultures improvise music together online. It describes case studies of intercultural networked music making examining performer interaction and experience from different cultural perspectives. It highlights how cross-cultural musicians negotiate spatial and temporal dislocation, distributed agency, as well as the unfamiliar musical, cultural and phenomenological characteristics of telematic interaction.
It draws on practice-based research and performances with my Internet music ensemble, Ethernet Orchestra, as well as interviews with leading practitioners in the field. The book also includes an inspiring Forward by the pioneer of telematic art and music, Randall Packer, who sets the context for many of the ideas it considers.
Thanks to all the artists and musicians who participated in various conversations about how we do, what we do, when we perform online. These generous people include Annie Abrahams, Randall Packer, Marc Garrett, Ruth Catlow, Helen Varley-Jamieson, Daniel Pinheiro, Ken Fields, Syneme Telemusic, Ivan Zavada, Doug van Nort, Ian Whalley, Nela Brown, Shaun Premnath, Peyman Sayyadi, Chris Vine, Martin Slawig, Elke Utermöhlen, Herve Perez, Michael Hanlon and Ethernet Orchestra collaborators.
I will also be doing a book talking tour of the UK and Germany throughout March and April 2019, which will include performances byEthernet Orchestra. Watch this space for reflections and photos along the way!
To order the book for your institution, please visit the publisher’s website