Steve Tromans

about the author

Steve Tromans is a Birmingham-based pianist and composer working predominantly in the disciplinary fields of jazz and improvised music. He has given in the region of six thousand performances at a national and international level, and composed over one hundred works for a variety of ensembles and music-making situations. Tromans’s Birmingham-Chicago Improvisers’ Ensemble project, bringing together expert improvisers from the UK and the USA, was featured on BBC Radio’s Jazz on 3 programme in 2013 and 2015. In recent years, Tromans has undertaken practice-as-research in improvised performance, giving mixed-mode lecture-recitals at a host of academic conferences/guest workshops, and has received publication in a series of music and performing arts journals and books. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher in jazz at Birmingham City University.

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Birmingham City University, UK



Alone/Together: Simulacral “A-Presentation” in/into Practice-As-Research in Jazz
(in DARE 2015: the dark precursor )
keywords: aesthetics, apparatus, jazz, music performance, Plato, simulacrum

In the Aberrant Event of Musical-Philosophical Thought
(in DARE 2017: aberrant nuptials )
keywords: improvisation