The Rhythm Changes project has been funded as part of the Humanities in the European Research Area’s (HERA) theme, ‘Cultural Dynamics: Inheritance and Identity’, a joint research programme funded by 13 national funding agencies to ‘create collaborative, trans-national research opportunities that will derive new insights from humanities research in order to address major social, cultural, and political challenges facing Europe’.
Led by the University of Salford, the research program will be undertaken by a team of experienced researchers working in five European countries and will draw on expertise from the Universities of Amsterdam, Birmingham City, Copenhagen, Music and Performing Arts Graz, Lancaster, and Stavanger. Research work will include a number of activities such as performances, educational workshops, oral histories and interviews.
For more information, check out the project’s website.
Additionally, if you’re a jazz fan and you’ve got five extra minutes (you know you do) to fill out a survey for one of the project members, Tom Sykes, please do. He’s writing his doctoral thesis on jazz in the digital age and needs your input. By filling out the survey, he’ll send you a free CD, so you have no reason not to! Click here to find out more.
Academic plus jazz always wins in my book.