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Winter 2008: Research Assistant

University of British Columbia

Tomasz was born in Lublin, Poland and has lived in Vancouver since 1989. He is currently a PhD candidate in the English Department at UBC working on The Megaphone of Destiny: the Production of the Popular Voice in Twentieth Century Literature and Culture from Gertrude Stein to Frank Zappa.

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