Past Event

Comparing Domains of Improvisation - Simon Barker

January 23, 2020
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Columbia University, 513 Fayerweather Hall, 1180 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Simon Barker to Comparing Domains of Improvisation for a presentation on his recent research on embodiment, pedagogy, and improvisation.

Simon Barker, Senior Lecturer in Drum Set and Rhythm Awareness, Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Simon Barker is a lecturer in drum set and rhythm awareness at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. In addition to his numerous solo performances and recordings, Dr. Barker co-leads several internationally recognized collaborative ensembles, including Trace Sphere, Chiri, Showa 44, and Band of Five Names. He also performs with many of Australia’s most established ensembles, including the Matt McMahon Trio, the Phil Slater Quartet, and several groups led by Scott Tinkler. Recent international collaborations include performances at KBS Art Hall, Korea (with Jo Jonghun and Lim Mijeong); Yeowoorak Festival, Korea (with Kim Jeong Hee); Jazztopad, Poland (duet with Bae il Dong); and peformances with Jen Shyu in USA. In 2015, Simon published Korea and the Western Drumset (Ashgate Publishing, 2015).

Students and faculty are welcome. Please contact the group organizer, Marc Hannaford ([email protected]), for additional details and to receive papers in advance.