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2008-2009: Graduate Research Assistant (compiling annotated bibliographies, discographies)

University of Guelph

Summer/Fall 2007: Graduate Research Assistant

Karl is a PhD student in the School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph. His dissertation is titled Reproducing Spontaneity: Representing and Recording Improvised Jazz Performance in Twentieth Century American Literature and Culture. Karl also plays jazz trumpet and sings on the side.

So one of the things that improvisation has come to mean in the context of highly technological performance is that improvisation is the last claim to the legitimate presence of a human in the performance of music.

– Bob Ostertag