Muhal Richard Abrams
Cofounder, Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Muhal Richard Abrams participated in the World Leader's Forum Event, The Conversations Series: Improvisation in Everyday Life, in September 2007. 

Muhal Richard Abrams, pianist, composer, and co-founder (1965) of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), creates and performs extended works exhibiting a panoply of approaches to the blending of improvisation and composition, as well as works for symphony and chamber orchestras, microtonal and electroacoustic pieces, string quartet, and duo piano. Known as one of the most innovative musicians of his generation, Abrams has taught composition and improvisation privately, and at the New England Conservatory of Music, the Banff Centre (Canada), the Sibelius Academy (Finland), and the biennial Ostrava Days composition seminar (Czech Republic). In 1990 Abrams was the first recipient of the prestigious JazzPar Prize (Copenhagen).

 

 

Participated In

The Conversations Series: Improvisation in Everyday Life

Date: September 25, 2007 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: Low Memorial Library
Description:
Co-sponsored by the Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University
the guiding premise of the series is that the study of improvisation can
present a new animating paradigm for scholarly inquiry in the humanities, arts
and the social, political and natural sciences.