Improvision: Orphic Art in the Age of Jazz

Research output: Book/ReportAuthored book


A book that explores the visual modernist interest in the paradigm of music as a model for abstraction. But rather than an exploration of 'absolute music' (on which I have previously published), this book looks to jazz as offering a different technical analogue, especially in relation to concept of improvisation, rhythm, and the phenomenology of gesture.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherBloomsbury Academic
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021


  • jazz
  • art
  • music
  • modernism
  • orphism
  • painting
  • improvisation


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