Tutor "Composing While Black"
Harald Kisiedu is a historical musicologist and saxophonist who received his PhD in historical musicology from Columbia University. His research interests include Afrodiasporic classical and experimental composers, jazz as a global phenomenon, improvisation, music and politics, and Wagner. His writings have appeared in the WIRE, Grove Dictionary of American Music, Critical Studies in Improvisation, Van Outernational, and Journal der Künste a. o. He has taught at the University of Music and Theatre “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” Leipzig and the University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück’s Institute of Music. He has performed with Branford Marsalis, George Lewis, Hannibal Lokumbe, and Henry Grimes a. o. and has made recordings with the New York-based ensemble Burnt Sugar, the Arkestra Chamber and composer and improviser Jeff Morris. He ist he co-editor of Composing While Black: Afrodiasporische Neue Musik Heute / Afrodiasporic New Music Today (Wolke Verlag) and the author of European Echoes: Jazz Experimentalism in Germany, 1950-1975 (also Wolke Verlag).