Publications

PUBLICATIONS

Peer Reviewed Publications:

2016
“Black Lodge Sonata: Falling into the Surreal Music and Sounds of Twin Peaks.” The Owls are Not What They Seem. Ed. Jenny Butler. McFarland Publishers. Accepted for a forthcoming special issue.

2015
“Improvisation and the Syrian Refugee Crisis.” Think Pieces. International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation. Dec. Web.

2014
Editorial: “Cyphers: Hip-Hop and Improvisation.” Co-authored with Dr. Rebecca Caines. Critical Studies in Improvisation / Études critiques en improvisation. v. 10.   n. 1. Web.

2013
“Listening to a Listening: The Disruptive Jazz Poetics of Dionne Brand’s Ossuaries (a call towards freedom).” Macomère: Special Issue: Critical Perspectives on Dionne Brand. Eds. Leslie Sanders and Heather Smyth. 15.1-2

2012
The Sound of Freedom: Fragmentation, Improvised Beings, and Canadian Multiculturalism.” ICASP website. June 2012.

2011
“Oral Histories of Improvising Artists.” ICASP website. January 2012.

Disruptive Dialogics: Improvised Dissonance in Thelonious Monk and Wu-Tang Clan’s 36 Chambers.” Critical Studies in Improvisation. Vol 7.n. 2.

Selected Editorial Work:

2015
Cyphers: Hip-Hop and Improvisation.” Guest editor with Dr. Rebecca Caines for a special issue of Critical Studies in Improvisation.

2014
“‘Schizophonophilia’: An Audio-Interplay Between Wayde Compton and Paul Watkins.” Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice. March. Web.

2012-2014 
Oral Histories. A showcase of interviews, performances, and articles by and about improvising musicians, artists, writers and scholars. I assemble, and edit a new entry once every month or two.

2011-2014
Improv NotesA monthly newsletter I wrote, assembled, and distributed. I created the                                    newsletter from scratch using HTML and sent out 39 issues to 500+ people                                     every month.

2013
“‘we tellin’ stories yo’: A Performance and Interview with renowned dub poet d’bi.young.” DJ set by DJ Techné (myself). ICASP Project. 

DJ Techné. Dedications. Sound-art/ DJ album.

2012
“‘Your bass sounds like a typewriter’: A Reading and Interview with George Elliott Clarke.” An interview between Paul Watkins, Katherine McLeod, and George Elliott Clarke. ICASP website. August.

“Writing Jazz: Gesturing Towards the Possible.” An interview between Paul Watkins and Cecil Foster. ICASP website. May.

Selected Reviews:

2015
“The Presence of the Past.” A review of Austin Clarke’s In Your Crib and Winfried Siemerling’s The Black Atlantic Reconsidered. Queer Frontiers. Canadian Literature. 224 (Spring 2015): 144-46. Print.

“At the Edge of New Meanings: A Critical Review of Flying Lotus’s You’re Dead!” Cyphers: Hip-Hop and ImprovisationCritical Studies in Improvisation / Études critiques en improvisation. v. 10. n. 1. Web.

A review of Thomas King’s An Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America. Bull Calf Review. 5.1 January.

2014
review of Dennison Smith’s Fermata and Catherine Owen’s TrobairitzCanadian Literature. 

Long Live the New Flesh: David Cronenberg’s Evolution.” Toronto Review of Books. Web.

2013
A “Truthful Statement of Facts”: A Review of Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave. Riffings. Web.

“A Mushroom Trip Worth Taking.” A Review of Ben Wheatley’s A Field in England. Chirograph. Web.

“’Forgive Us Our Trespasses.’” A Review of Denis Villeneuve’s Prisoners. Chirograph. Web.

review of Cecilia Vicuña’s Spit Temple and Bill Bissett’s hungree throat. Lemon Hound. Volume 6. Web.

“Finding Community through Music: Hillside Festival Celebrates its 30th Birthday.” A review of Hillside. Chirograph. Web.

review of George Elliott Clarke’s Directions HomeToronto Review of Books. Web.

Unholy Matrimony“: A review of Kanye West’s Yeezus.

“Science, art, and the imagination.” A Review of Da Vinci and The Circle at Hot Docs Film Festival. Chirograph. Web.

2012
A review of Rob Wallace’s Improvisation and the Making of Literary ModernismCritical Studies in Improvisation / Études critiques en improvisation, Vol 8, No 1. (Forthcoming Winter 2012).

A review of Jan Zwicky’s ForgeLemon HoundLemon Hound. Volume 2.

A review of George Elliott Clarke’s Red. Bull Calf Review. (June 2012): Vol.2 N.1. Web.

“‘good/ lip service.’” A review of Kevin McNeilly’s EmbouchureCanadian Literature.
(Forthcoming 2012)

2010
A Poetics of Listening.” A review of Robert Bringhurst’s Selected PoemsCanadian Literature. (Autumn 2010): 119-120.

Selected Artistic Publications:

2014
“‘Schizophonophilia’: An Audio-Interplay Between Wayde Compton and Paul Watkins.”  Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice. 

2013
DJ Techné. Dedications. Sound-art/ DJ album.

2011
“(re)vision & the abstract truth” (poem). Critical Studies in Improvisation. Vol 7.n. 2.

2009
“Dissonant Harmonies” (poem). Leaf Magazine. Issue 2. (Winter): 32-33

Vis-One. Sprit of the Age. M/A/P/L. CD.

2005
Vis-One. Illuminate. M/A/P/L. CD.

Ph.D. Professor. Writer. Musician. A space for riffings on film, literature, and music.

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