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Faculty News : Nov 15, 2017

Dr. Rich Pellegrin presents research at the Society for Music Theory national conference

Dr. Rich Pellegrin, Assistant Professor of Music Theory, presented new research on John Coltrane at the Society for Music Theory national conference in Washington, DC.  His presentation was part of the special session “Considering Coltrane: Analytical Perspectives after Fifty Years.” Pellegrin also organized the session and served as Chair.


Rich Pellegrin (University of Florida), chair

Rich Pellegrin (University of Florida)

Chromatic-Third Relationships and Coltrane’s Path to “Free” Jazz

Barry Long (Bucknell University)

“The Black Blower of the Now”: Coltrane, King, and Crossing Rhetorical Borders

Brian Levy (New England Conservatory of Music)

“Pursuance” and “Miles’ Mode”: Untangling the Complex Harmonic and Rhythmic Interactions of John Coltrane’s Classic Quartet

John O’Gallagher (Birmingham Conservatoire, UK)

Set-Class Usage and Development in Late-Period Improvisations of John Coltrane

Klaus Frieler (Hochschule für Musik, Franz Liszt Weimar)

Miles vs. Trane: Computational and Statistical Comparison of the Improvisatory Styles of Miles Davis and John Coltrane

Milton Mermikides (University of Surrey)

Changes over Time: The Analysis, Modeling, and Development of Micro-Rhythmic Expression through Digital Technology