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Prof Tony Whyton
Prof Tony Whyton
postal addressSchool of Media Music and Performance, Adelphi Building, Peru Street, University of Salford, M3 6EQ.
email addresst.whyton@salford.ac.uk
telephone0161 295 7245
website addresshttp://www.rhythmchanges.net
Key Memberships
Member of School: School of Arts & Media
From September 2012 to present.
Full Member of Research Centre: Popular Music
From January 2010 to present.
Profile Summary

Research Interests include New Jazz Studies, Critical Musicology, Composition and Interdisciplinary Thinking.

Working in practice-based environments has enabled me to champion the relationship between theory and practice, and to encourage performers, composers and musicologists to engage critically with music as a discursive cultural practice. I have also played a significant role in developing research infrastructure for interdisciplinary jazz research at a national and international level through my work at the Centre for Jazz Studies UK and as a member of the European Pop/Jazz platform, and more recently, as co-editor of the Jazz Research Journal.  I am currently the project leader for the Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) funded Rhythm Changes: Jazz Cultures and European Identities project.  The three year project is a world-leading research initiative, the first and largest of its kind for jazz in Europe, and involves a core team of 13 researchers working in five European countries (see www.rhythmchanges.net).

Key Qualifications
2000
1995
1994
Key Projects
2012
May
Brilliant Corners: A Festival of the Humanities
HERA, £52,277.00.
Principal Investigator: T Whyton (100%).
2010
Jan
Rhythm Changes: Jazz Cultures and European Identities
HERA, £855,947.00.
Principal Investigator: T Whyton (100%).
Key Publications
Authored Books
Refereed Journal Articles
Book Sections
Edited Books
Key Presence
Conference Organisation
2011
Sep
2009
Nov

Mediating Jazz provided an interdisciplinary setting for New Jazz Studies research and included a keynote presentation from Professor Krin Gabbard (State University of New York).  The two-day event featured ... more >>.

2008
Dec
New Jazz Histories, University of Salford
Conference Presentations
2011
Sep
2011
Jun
2011
Feb
2010
Nov
2010
Aug
2010
Jul
2009
Jul
'Essentialist Ellington: jazz history as ideology'. IASPM International Conference, Liverpool
2007
Apr
'The Symbolic Construction of Jazz Community' Leeds International Jazz Conference
2005
Sep
'Why take the G out of Genius?', 4th Biennial Conference on 20th Century Music, University of Sussex
2005
Apr
'Jazz and the Disembodied Voice', Leeds International Jazz Conference
2003
Aug
'Intertextual Readings of Jazz Advertising', IASPM International Conference, Montreal
2003
Jul
'The Nostalgic Impulse: a crisis of culture?', Jyvaskala Jazz Conference, Finland
2003
May
'Impulsive Behaviour: advertising, collection and the deification of jazz', Leeds International Jazz Conference
2001
May
'Men Can't Help Acting on Impulse', Leeds International Jazz Conference
2000
Jul
'Dispelling the Myth: an integrated approach to jazz education', Prague International Jazz Conference
2000
May
'From Work to Text: Interdisciplinarity and Jazz', Leeds International Jazz Conference
2000
Mar
'Authorship, Originality and Jazz: Roland Barthes and the Jazz Performative'. American Comparative Literature Association, Yale University
Consultancy Roles
2009
Jul
2007
Expert advisor for the EU Tuning and AEC Polifonia programme, Association of European Conservatoires validation conference, Brussels October 2007
2006
External advisor for University of Hull, BA (Hons) in Jazz and Popular Music programme validation
2004
Expert advisor, National Heritage Lottery Fund
External Examiner Duties
2010
Nov

External panel member for BMus and MMus revalidation

2010
Sep

External examiner for undergraduate music programmes (2010 onwards)

2010
Mar

Validation panel member for the MA Music Composition

2008
Nov
Doctoral Examiner for Manchester Metropolitan University
2006
May
Doctoral Examiner for the University of Salford
2005
Sep
External Examiner for the University of Plymouth - BEd/BA (Hons) in Music
2004
Sep
External Examiner for Truro College - BA (Hons) in Contemporary World Jazz
Honorary Posts (e.g. Visiting Appointments)
2007
May
International Visiting Research Fellowship: University of Melbourne
Industrial Collaboration and Exploitation
2010
Nov

This panel was a collaboration between the Rhythm Changes research team and the London Jazz Festival.  To hear a transcription of the event, visit http://www.rhythmchange... more >>.

Internal University Support Received
2009
Mar
Invited Papers and Lectures
2011
Jun

The CMPCP/IMR Performance/Research Seminars form part of the AHRC-funded CMPCP project.

2011
Apr
2010
Dec
2010
Jun
2010
Jun
2010
May
2010
Feb

Invited paper as part of the Middlesex postgraduate research seminar series

2009
Jun
'Jazz Research in Britain' 9th Jazzwissenschaftlicher Kongress, Graz Austria
2008
Jun
'Deconstructing the Jazz Tradition'. Institute of Musical Research (IMR), 'New Directions in Musical Research' series, School of Advanced Study, Senate House, University of London
2007
Dec
Four for Trane, John Coltrane Colloquia. University of Tours
2007
Jun
'Theory, Practice, Past and Present: iconicity and the canonisation of music'. Centre for Ideas, Victorian College of Arts, University of Melbourne
2007
Mar
'Jazz Research in Theory and Practice'. AEC Pop/Jazz Platform, RMC Copenhagen
2004
Mar
'Nostalgia and the canonical Impulse!' Leeds University Research Forum
Memberships of External Bodies
2005
Sep
Member of the Association of European Conservatoires Pop and Jazz Platform steering group
2005
Jul
Director of Jazz Yorkshire
2005
Mar
Member, CUK Research Forum
Other Evidence of External Esteem
2010
Jun

This committee is charged with providing scientific guidance and co-ordination for HERA projects, and initiating networking, dissemination and KT activities across the HERA JRP.

2010
May
2009
Jul
Other Research Activity
2011
Nov
2010
Jan
2004
Dec

2005 onwards - Academic reviewer for publishers including Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Equinox, Routledge and Ashgate

2004
Editor, The Source: Challenging Jazz Criticism 2004-2006