Andrew Raffo Dewar

Andrew Raffo Dewar

Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts

(205) 348-9928

adewar@ua.edu

213 Lloyd Hall

Office Hours

By appointment

Undergraduate Education

BA, University of Minnesota (Anthropology, Music, Asian Studies)

Graduate Education

MA, Wesleyan University (Ethnomusicology & Music Composition)

PhD, Wesleyan University (Ethnomusicology)

Teaching Interests

  • FA 200 Experiencing the Arts
  • NEW 361 Handmade Sounds: A Hands-on History of Electronic Music
  • NEW 360 Sound Studies
  • NEW 332 / MUS 332 Experimental Music
  • MUS 410 Writing Culture: Ethnography in Theory & Practice
  • MUS 461 / MUS 554 A History of Jazz
  • NEW 490 Mash-up: Intermedia Intersections in the Arts

Representative Publications

“Mediating the Improvising Body: Art Tatum’s Postmortem Performance in a Posthuman World.” 2016. Book Chapter in Negotiated Moments: Improvisation, Representation and Subjectivity, Ellen Waterman & Gillian Siddall, eds. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

“Hot and Cool from Buenos Aires to Chicago: Guillermo Gregorio’s Jazz Cosmopolitanism.” 2013. Jazz Research Journal 6(2): 151-169.

“Marion Brown,” “Bill Dixon,” “George Brecht.” 2013. Reference entries in The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2nd edition). New York: Oxford University Press.

“Beyond Notation / Notation Beyond.” 2011. Curated compact disk recording and introductory essay. Leonardo Music Journal. Vol. 21: 73-74. Boston: MIT Press.

Dewar, Andrew Raffo. 2010. Searching for the Center of Sound: Bill Dixon’s Webern, the Unaccompanied Solo, and Compositional Ontology in Post-Songform Jazz. Jazz Perspectives4(1):59-87 (April 2010).

 

Discography

“As Composer:”

Strata. 2016. with Gino Robair, Kyle Bruckmann, John Shiurba. Madison, WI: Porter Records PRLP028. 12″ vinyl disk recording. In press.

Interactions Quartet. 2014. with Gino Robair, Kyle Bruckmann, John Shiurba. San Leandro, CA: Rastascan Records BRD068.

Six Lines of Transformation / Music for Eight Bamboo Flutes. 2008. Winter Park, FL: Porter Records PRCD4006.

Quartet Solo Series: Peterson/Schulze/Chen/Dewar. 2008. Chicago, IL: Striking Mechanism SM-0001.

“As Co-Composer:”

Ambassador Duos. 2015. with Phillip Schulze, Anthony Braxton, Christian Jendreiko, Detlef Weinrich. 2015 Double 12-inch vinyl disc recording. In press. Apparent Extent: Köln, Germany.

A Letter Edged in Black. 2015. with Pete Schulte (visual art) and Brad Davis. Vinyl record with one side of Schulte’s art. Birmingham, AL: Fuel & Lumber.

Estuaries. 2013. with Steve Swell, Garrison Fewell. Novara, Italy: dEN Records dEN014.

“As Performer:”

Ictus Nights at The Stone, Vol. 2. 2013. Andrew Raffo Dewar with Andrea Centazzo, Roberto Ottaviano, Joe McPhee, Joe Giardullo, Gilles Laheurte. Long Beach, CA: Ictus Records Ictus172.

Performer. Ictus Nights at The Stone, Vol. 1. 2013. Andrew Raffo Dewar with Andrea Centazzo, Roberto Ottaviano, Joe McPhee, Joe Giardullo, Gilles Laheurte. Long Beach, CA: Ictus Records Ictus170.

Anthony Braxton 12+1tet. 2012. Echo Echo Mirro House (NYC) 2011. New York, NY: New Braxton House Records NBH028.

Notation Beyond. 2011. Leonardo Music Journal Vol. 21. Boston, MA: MIT Press. Compact disc to accompany Leonardo Music Journal Vol. 21.

The Bill Dixon Orchestra. 2008. 17 Musicians in Search of a Sound: Darful. New York, NY: Aum Fidelity AUM046.

Anthony Braxton 12+1tet. (Victoriaville) 2007. Cictoriaville, Quebec: VICTO records 0109.

Anthony Braxton 12+1tet. 9 Compositions (Iridium) 2006. New Haven, CT: Firehouse 12 Records.