Conference papers                       

December

2014

Presentation at The Japanese Association for the Study of Musical Improvisation, Kyoto Seika University, Japan. 'Sonic Rituals' with Guy Harries Attendance supported by School of Arts and Digital Industries, University of East London

November

2013

Chair of panel disccusion 'Similarity and Difference in Performing Improvisation and Existing Composed Material: What Texts Bring about and Not'
Members of Panel: Chris Cutler, Akiko Ochi, Kazuya Ishigami, Yasushi Sakai
at The Japanese Association for the Study of Musical Improvisation, Hiroshima University, Japan.
September 2011
Presentation at The Japanese Association for the Study of Musical Improvisation, Kobe University, Japan. 'Setting Assessment task in Musical Improvisation in Education'
September 2010
Presentation at The Japanese Association for the Study of Musical Improvisation, Kobe University, Japan. 'Crossing the Border within: Improvisation as a Meeting Point'.
September 2009
Chair of panel disccusion 'Evaluation of Musical Improvisation in Education' at The Japanese Association for the Study of Musical Improvisation, Kobe University, Japan.
September 2008
Speaker at The Japanese Association for the Study of Musical Improvisation, Kobe University, Japan. ' Teaching Musical Improvisation at HE level'. Attendance supported by University of East London.
March 2007

Presentation at 'Music of Japan Today 2007'

UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County), Baltimore, USA

'Japanese Composers in the multicultural UK: identity tactics and self-exoticism'

July 2004

Presentation at 'Orality & Improvisation in East Asian Music'

9th International CHIME (European Society of Chinese Music) Meeting, University of Sorbonne, Paris

'The Oral Tradition of Japanese Blind Mediums, considering their calling of dead spirits as Musical Improvisation'

Attendance was supported by City University and Open University

April 2003

Presentation at 'Music of Japan Today 2003'

UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County), Baltimore, USA

'Childminder of Takeda'

Attendance supported by City University

September 2001

Presentation at 'Music and Meaning in China and East Asia'

CHIME (European Society of Chinese Music), Venice, Italy'Lullaby as Worksong, Popular Song and Protest Song'

Attendance funded by AHRB

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