New essay on “Thinking telematically”

In summer 2021, I was invited by Mark Lomanno, the media review editor for Jazz Perspectives, to write a short piece for that journal about the impact of the pandemic on jazz. I did discuss some musicians’ creative responses to lockdown, but rather than do a traditional media review of specific concerts or recordings, I used the opportunity more to share my broader ideas about the nature of musical liveness in an increasingly digital industry, the creative potentials of networked music making, and the value of “thinking telematically” about cultural production and social change. The result is a short essay that just came out now, titled “Thinking Telematically: Improvising Music Worlds Under COVID and Beyond.” Thanks to Mark, to journal editor Marian Jago, and to everyone else I thanked in the acknowledgements at the end, including many of my artistic collaborators!