Perspectives on Artistic Research through Musical Practice


Three music research-practitioners discuss the findings of their new book, launched by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research).

Start Date

4th Apr 2017 5:30pm

End Date

4th Apr 2017 7:00pm


Stanley Burbury Theatre, University Centre, Sandy Bay campus

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Register Now Perspectives on Artistic Research in MusicThis event brings together researchers from the Conservatorium to demonstrate their practice through short performances. This is an exceptional opportunity to hear and discuss how research and new ideas are both explored and uncovered through practice.

Three research-practitioners will discuss key findings of their research outlined in the new book launched by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Brigid Heywood, titled Perspectives on Artistic Research in Music, edited by Robert Burke and Andrys Onsman.

  • About Glen Hodges

Glen is the Deputy Head of Music at the University of Tasmania, Conservatorium of Music and is Coordinator of Contemporary Guitar (Senior Lecturer) and the Songwriter program. With a tertiary music teaching career of over twenty-five years, he has vast experience in a range on contemporary music disciplines and his work has been the subject of international publication. Glen received a number of awards and scholarships both in Australia and in the USA for research and teaching and is in demand as a workshop leader and adjudicator.  Glen is endorsed by Yamaha Guitars and Hancock Archtops and has performed with some of Australia's finest jazz musicians: Don Burrows, Don Rader, Jim Kelly, James Morrison, Kevin Hunt, Viv Middleton, Irene Bartlett, Connaitre Miller, Grace Knight, Kristin Theak, Michelle Nicole and Graham Jessie to name a few.

  • About Nick Haywood

Dr Nick Haywood is one of the most in demand bassists and educators on the Australian music scene, having performed at major festivals and concerts in Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Europe, China and the USA.He has been a featured artist on over 100 CD's and has been nominated for numerous ARIA awards. In 1999 Sudden in a Shaft of Sunlight by Browne-Haywood-Stevens was nominated for Best Jazz recording. Nick is the 2012 recipient of the Australian Jazz 'Bell Award' for Best Australian Contemporary Jazz Album 1234 (Nick Haywood Quartet) and the 2012 APRA Art Music State Award, for Excellence in Jazz.   He is a Senior Lecturer and co-ordinator of Contemporary Music at the University of Tasmania.

  • About Robert Burke

Robert Burke has enjoyed a diverse and wide-ranging career as a performer, composer and educator in music. Although classically trained on the clarinet and saxophones, his main focus as a performer has been in jazz and popular music, including eight years performing and composing with Kate Ceberano (including a top-ten Australian hit) and fifteen years with ARIA award-winning band The Black Sorrows. Rob has performed on and contributed compositions to over 200 CDs by groups ranging from pop acts such as John Farnham, Ice House, Real Life, Vika and Linda Bull, to contemporary jazz projects with leading artists including Tony Gould, Tony Floyd, Doug De Vries, Slava Gregorian, Geoff Hughes, Nick Haywood, Stephen Magnusson, Don Burrows, Tony Floyd and Mike Nock.

Rob has performed / recorded with many international jazz artists including Kenny Werner, Mark Helias, Nasheet Waits, Tom Rainey, Enrico Rava, Dave Douglas, George Lewis, Red Rodney, John Abercrombie, Paul McCandless (Origon), George Garzone, Richie Barshay, Johannes Weidenmueller (USA), Lula Galvao, Roberta Valente, Hermeto Pascoal (Brazil), Mirko Guerrini, Debasis Chakroborty (India) and Qmars Piraglu (Iran).  Rob has also toured extensively through Asia, Europe, the United States and locally, including as leader of his own projects. He has studied under influential and pioneering jazz musicians including the likes of Dave Liebman, George Garzone and George Coleman in New York.