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James Wood

PhD Candidate

J.F. Wood
+31 71 527 2727

Drummer James Wood holds an Honours Bachelor degree in English and Related Literature, University of York and a Master's degree in Jazz and Improvised Music of the Univerity of York. He is a member of the Late Music Ensemble. James works as a performer, tutor and creative consultant. As a researcher and musician he is primarily interested in improvisation within the jazz tradition, any and all performances in which he has participated have shaped his musical ontology and epistemology.

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Grants & Awards

  • Visiting Fellow, International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation, University of Guelph (2020)
  • Visiting Fellow, Department of Creative Arts, University of Lagos, (2020)
  • Vinson Scholarship for Academic Excellence (2016)
  • Arts Council England DYCP Award (2018)
  • Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2014 Best New Band Award (with Donkey Zoo)
  • Contributing Researcher - "On the Importance of Experts," League of European Research Universities, University of Dublin (2021)
  • Producer, Opera Schmopera, Best Opera, Young Audience Music Awards (2018)
  • Cultural Champion Award, Make it York (2018)

Curriculum Vitae

University of York (2012 - 2016):
MA, Music (Jazz and Improvised Musics)
BA (Hons), English and Related Literature

External projects:
• Speaker: Performance Philosophy Conference Intoxication? Intervention! (Amsterdam). Topic: Arts Education and Institutional Endorsement.
• Speaker: Society of Arts Research 10th Annual Conference Productive Gaps (Zurich). Topic: An Attempt at Failure: Mono-Disciplinarity.

• Research Panel Chair: ARC (Artist_Research_Convergence, The Netherlands), session title POWER. Presentations currently under post-presentation review and edit for publication.

• Speaker and Event Producer: The Arts and Philosophy Conference (York). Topic: The Literature of Social-Profit, the Social-Profit of Literature.
• Speaker: Performance Philosophy Conference Beyond Application? Philosophy and the Arts (Surrey). Topic: Polysemic Discipline: Literature and Philosophy.

Key publications

Please see my profile on Research Catalogue for an overview for varied projects of independent research.

PhD Candidate

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Academie der Kunsten
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