Research Articles

Research interests
  • Improvisation
  • Vocal Style, Technique and Use
  • Musical Aesthetics
  • Professional Development for Musicians and Music Teachers
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Leeds International Jazz Conference 2011

Louise Gibbs was Director of the Leeds International Jazz Conference: 2009, 2010, 2011 (hosted by Leeds College of Music, Yorkshire, UK).  To catch the flavour of LIJC 2011 and its Keynote Presenters, Mike Gibbs and Tony Whyton, click:

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How creative is improvisation?

How Creative is Improvisation? is the title of the presentation made by Louise Gibbs at the conference hosted by the Centre for Music Performance as Creative Practice (CMPCP) at University of Cambridge in July 2011. This paper is part of ongoing personal research project into musical improvisation that Louise has been carrying out informally for many years and which will find itself in complete book form when suitable time and funds can be found. The presentation slides How Creative is Improvisation is available for download here. …

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Conference Presentations, Papers, and Publication

Publication and Conference Papers

(2011) How Creative is Improvisation? Paper presented to Performance Studies International Network Conference, CMPCP, University of Cambridge, July.

(2010) Can the Present Teach the Past? Improvisation as a creative tool for promoting authentic performance. Paper presented to International Schools of Jazz Conference, Corfu, October.

(2010) Evaluating Creative (jazz) Improvisation: distinguishing invention and originality. Paper presented to Leeds International Jazz Conference, March.

(2010) The Perfect Storm: Improvisation as Imperfect Composition. Paper presented to Philosophy & Music Study Day, Kings College, University of London, February.

(2008) The Jazz Voice: an overview of jazz style, vocal technique and the …

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