My current book project examines the relationship between improvisation in music and in everyday life through a series of nested comparisons, including case studies on the music of Eric Dolphy, John Cage, and contemporary Norwegian free improvisers, Mr. K.
In addition to my work on improvisation, I also research in popular music studies, and among other projects, I am currently researching feminist affect in American grunge and indie-rock.
“Rancière and Improvisation: Reading Contingency in Music and
Politics,” in Rancière and Music, ed. Chris Stover, Patrick Nickleson, João Pedro Cachopo (forthcoming, Edinburgh University Press).
“Epistemology Series–Contingency and Everyday Improvisation“, Sound it Out with Rachel Elliott.