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Scholarship

Samples of Recent Writing

Transatlantic Music
Ethnomuisicology
Jazz Studies
Ecomusicology

Sample of Recent Composition

List of Published Scholarship

Bares W. [Forthcoming]. Jazz and the European Dream: The Transatlantic Eternal Triangle, 2001-2008 [Routledge Press: Transnational Studies in Jazz series].

Bares W. [Forthcoming] “A Jazz Course for the Information Era.” Jazz Education in Research and Practice, Vol 1, no. 1, Jan 2020. 

 

Bares W. (2019). “Europe, Western” in the SAGE International Encyclopedia of Music and Culture. (SAGE Publications, 2019; Janet Sturman, ed.). 

 

Bares W. (2018). “Review: Erroll Garner: No One Can Hear You Read.” Jazz and Culture [formerly International Jazz Archives Journal] Vol 1, no. 1. Spring 2018.

 

Bares W. (2016). “Young German Jazz and the Politics of Jazz Cosmopolitanism in Germany.Continental Drift: 50 Years of Jazz From Europe. Medbøe, Moir, Atton, eds. Edinburgh, UK. Continental Drift Publishing, July 2016: 1-17.

 

Bares W. (2015). “Transatlanticism as Dutch National Spectacle: Universalism and Postpolitics at the North Sea Jazz Festival.” American Music, Volume 33.3, Fall 2015: 345-374.

 

Bares, W. (2012). “Way Out East: Cowboys and Pioneer Women on Berlin’s Jazz Frontier.” Jazz Research Journal, Volume 6.2, Nov 2012: 171-201.

 

Entries for the Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd ed. (Oxford University Press, 2012-2016):

 

Bares, W. (2016). “Joe Zawinul” in the Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd ed. (Oxford University Press, 2013; Charles Hiroshi Garrett, ed.), 641-2. Article url pending.

 

Bares, W. (2013). “Roswell Rudd” in the Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd ed. (Oxford University Press, 2013; Charles Hiroshi Garrett, ed.), 255. 

 

Bares, W. (2013). “Brad Mehldau” in the Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd ed. (Oxford University Press, 2013; Charles Hiroshi Garrett, ed.), 432. Article url:


Bares, W. (2013). “Marcus Roberts” in the Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd ed. (Oxford University Press, 2013; Charles Hiroshi Garrett, ed.), 157.

Bares, W. (2013). “Acid Jazz” in the Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd ed. (Oxford University Press, 2013; Charles Hiroshi Garrett, ed.), 10-11. 

 

Bares, W. (2013). “Albert Murray” in the Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd ed. (Oxford University Press, 2013; Charles Hiroshi Garrett, ed.), 608. Article url pending.

 

Bares, W. (2013). “Stanley Crouch” in the Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd ed. (Oxford University Press, 2013; Charles Hiroshi Garrett, ed.), 499-500. 

 

Bares, W. (2013). “Kevin Whitehead” in the Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd ed. (Oxford University Press, 2013; Charles Hiroshi Garrett, ed.), 487. Article url pending.

 

Bares, W. (2013). “Mike Zwerin” in the Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd ed. (Oxford University Press, 2013; Charles Hiroshi Garrett, ed.), 662.

 

Bares, W. (2013). “Tau Moe Family” in the Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd ed. (Oxford University Press, 2013; Charles Hiroshi Garrett, ed.), 117. Article url pending.


Bares, W. (2013). “Hapa” in the Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd ed. (Oxford University Press, 2013; Charles Hiroshi Garrett, ed.), 41.

Bares W. (2011). “Sounds of Silence: The Politics and Poetics of Norwegian Jazz.” American Music Review. Volume XLI, No.1, Fall 2011: 9-11; 15.

 

Bares W. (2011). “Play Your Own Thing, Play ‘Our’ Thing: ‘Young German Jazz’ und die deutsche Jazzidentität.” Hofheim 2011. Darmstädter Beiträge zur Jazzforschung, Band 11: 156-185.

 

Bares W. (2007). “Jazz in the Loeb Music Library.” Golden Muse: The Loeb Music Library at 50 (Harvard Library Bulletin), Vol. 18.1-2, Spring-Summer 2007: 43-48.

Presentations Given

International

 

Jan 2020 Conference lecture-presentation: “Jazz Improvisation, Innovation and Invention.” Sonophilia Winter Creative Leadership Forum 2020, Salzburg, Austria.

 

July 2016 Conference presentation: “Young German Jazz and the Politics of Jazz Nationalism in Germany.” Continental Drift: 50 Years of Jazz From Europe, Edinburgh, Scotland. 

 

Panelist: “Places and Events.” Continental Drift: 50 Years of Jazz From Europe. Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland.

 

Apr 2013 Conference presentation: “An Ambassador for What?: Swiss Jazz and Cultural Diplomacy.”  Rhythm Changes: Jazz and National Identity, Manchester, UK.

 

July 2012 Conference presentation: “An Ambassador for What?: Swiss Jazz and Cultural Diplomacy.” International Music Society annual conference, Rome, Italy.

 

Aug 2011 Conference presentation: “Way Out East: Cowboys and Pioneer Women on Berlin’s Jazz Frontier.” Rhythm Changes: Jazz and National Identity, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

 

Mar 2010 Conference presentation: “Sounds of Silence: The Politics and Poetics of Norwegian Jazz.” Society for American Music annual conference, Ottawa, Canada.

 

Sept 2009 Conference presentation: “Play Your Own Thing, Play Our Thing: Berliner Jazz and German National Identity.” 11th Darmstädt Jazz Forum, Darmstadt, Germany.

 

June 2008 Conference Presentation: “Constructing Authenticity on the German Jazz Scene.” “Jazz in the Kulturnation” Conference, Harvard Center for European Studies Berlin, Germany.

 

Panelist: Jazz in the Kulturnation. “Jazz in the Kulturnation” Conference, Harvard Center for European Studies Berlin, Germany.

 

National

 

Nov 2018 Panel Chair: “Jazz Perspectives.” American Musicological Society annual conference, San Antonio, TX.

 

April 2016 Invited lecture: “Jazz and Ecomusicology.” UNCG’s Earth Day Week, UNC Greensboro.

 

Mar 2014 Invited lecture: “Transatlantic Jazz.” Amherst College Jazz Celebration.

 

Conference presentation: “Redemptive Engagement or Post-Politics? Visions of Jazz Universalism at the North Sea Jazz Festival.” Society for American Music annual conference; Lancaster, PA. 

 

Oct 2012 Conference presentation: “Way Out East: Cowboys and Pioneer Women on Berlin’s Jazz Frontier.” American Musicological Society annual conference, New Orleans, LA. 

 

Panel chair: “Ethnographic Approaches.” Ecomusicologies 2012 Conference, New Orleans, LA.

 

Mar 2009 Conference presentation: “Way Out East: Cowboys and Pioneer Women on Berlin’s Jazz Frontier.” Society for American Music annual conference, Denver, CO.

 

Nov 2004 Conference presentation: “The New Irreverence’? Variations on a Theme by Miles Davis.” Society for Ethnomusicology annual conference, Tucson, AZ.

 

Local/UNCA 

 

Feb 2019 Invited Lecture: “Reverence, Race and Rhetoric: Brad Mehldau and the Challenge of Thematic Improvisation.” UNCA’s Music Department Lecture Series. Laurel Forum, UNC Asheville.

 

April 2018 Listening Session: Copernican Music with Jonathon Keats (panel discussion with Jonathon Keats), Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center

 

April 2018 Jazz Forum Series Lecture: “Everything is Everything: Advanced Topics in Jazz Theory.” UNC Asheville.

 

Feb 2018 Jazz Forum Series Lecture: “The Art of Thematic Improvisation.” UNC Asheville.

 

Feb 2018 Invited Lecture: “Making Music Intergalactic.” Dr. Christine Boone’s Music Theory Club, UNC Asheville.

 

Jan 2017 Invited Lecture: “Jazz and Ecomusicology.” UNCA’s Music Department Lecture Series. 

Laurel Forum, UNC Asheville.

 

Sept 2016 Guest Lecture: “Duke Ellington: Master Synthesist.” Dr. Brian Felix’s Jazz History course, UNC Asheville. 

 

Invited Lecture: “Blackness and Whiteness in Music.” Dr. Christine Boone’s Music Theory Club, UNC Asheville.

 

2012-2018 Humanities Lecture: “Post-Humanism.” UNC Asheville Humanities 414, given as the humanities sequence concluding lecture throughout 2012-16.

 

2013-2016 Preconcert jazz literacy talks for 30+ tribute nights at the Isis Sunday Jazz Showcase, Hosted by Dr. William Bares, at the Isis Restaurant and Music Hall, Asheville, NC.

 

Aug 2016 Model class: “Introduction to African American Music.” Prerendez-Blue lecture for incoming Freshmen, UNC Asheville.

 

Jan 2015 Moderator: “Question and Answer with Ellis Marsalis, moderated by Dr. William Bares.” Grove Park Inn’s All That Jazz festival, January 24, 2015.

 

Nov 2014 Guest lecture: “Variations on the Miles Davis Second Great Quintet.” Dr. Brian Felix’s Jazz History course, UNC Asheville.

 

Oct 2014 Panelist: “Ecomusic Education.” Ecomusicologies 2014: Dialogues Conference, Oct 7, 2014—included UNC Asheville’s Drs. Michael Ruiz, Michael Neelon and Gregory Olsen.

 

Conference presentation: “Ecomusic Education at UNC Asheville.” Ecomusicologies 2014: Dialogues Conference, Oct 7, 2014—included UNC Asheville’s Drs. Michael Ruiz, Michael Neelon and Gregory Olsen. 

 

Moderator: Fry Street Quartet (UNC Asheville Humanities 414 General Lecture, Oct 6).

 

Sept 2014 Invited lecture: “Ecomusic and Ecomusicology.” Green Drinks @ Green Sage, Asheville; Sept 24, 2014.

 

Guest lecture: “Duke Ellington: Master Synthesist.” Dr. Brian Felix’s Jazz History course, UNC Asheville. 

 

Feb 2014 Invited talk: “Spirituality and Politics in Miles Davis’s Kind of Blue.” “An Evening with an Album” Series. All Souls Cathedral, Asheville, Feb 20, 2014.

 

Jan 2014 Invited lecture: “The History of the Jazz Piano Trio.” Grove Park Inn’s All That Jazz Weekend.

 

Oct 2013 Guest lecture: “Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Musical Time.” Dr. Rick Chess’s “Sabbath World” Honors 179 class, UNC Asheville.

 

Guest lecture: “Jazz in the Harlem Renaissance.” Dr. Scott Walters’s “Art and Artists of the Harlem Renaissance” Arts 310 class, UNC Asheville.

 

Jan 2012 Model class: “The Heterogeneous Sound Ideal in African American Music.” Parent weekend lecture for incoming freshmen, UNC Asheville.

 

Oct 2011 Guest lecture: “Outsider Music.” Leisa Rundquist’s “Outsider Art in the 21st Century” 379 class, UNC Asheville. 

 

Aug 2011 “Eternal Triangle: African American, European and American Jazz Perspectives.” Introductory lecture presented to the UNCA community, UNC Asheville.