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17th November, 2021

How the vibraphone is a mouth

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17th November, 2021
18:00 - 20:00
AG09, College Building

Corey Mwamba will present his research as a reflection of his vibraphone practice. This practice, which is rooted in jazz practical philosophies, considers the vibraphone as an analogue to the mouth.

Through performance, research reading, and prose, this presentation hopes to provoke new ways of thinking about personal sound on the vibraphone in jazz and improvised music instrument.

About the Speaker

Born and based in Derby, Dr Corey Mwamba is a critically-acclaimed vibraphonist who works across a wide range of jazz and improvised music. Corey won a PRSF/Jerwood Foundation Take Five artist development award in 2007.

He was short-listed for the Innovation category in the BBC Jazz Awards in 2008 and received nominations for “Rising Star on Vibraphone” in the 62nd, 63rd, 64th, 65th, 66th, 67th, and 68th DownBeat Annual Critics’ Polls.

Corey also presents Freeness, an award-winning radio show on BBC Radio 3.

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