Psychology of performance, time and timing in contemporary performance, jazz studies, creativity studies, improvisation, and musical entrainment.
Dr Mark Doffman is a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow in the Faculty of Music. His current 3 year project looks at the practice of timing in music across a range of genres. Prior to his Leverhulme award, Mark was a Research Fellow on the AHRC funded project ‘Creative Practice in Contemporary Concert Music’, a study led by Professor Eric Clarke. This three year project examined the nature of collaborative work between contemporary composers and performers.
Before coming to Oxford, Mark was a full time researcher in the Sociology Department at the Open University investigating the working lives of black British jazz musicians. Mark continues to perform as a jazz drummer; his performance schedule includes weekly work at The Spin Jazz Club in Oxford.
Doffman, Mark (2013) ‘The Tomorrow’s Warriors jam sessions: repertoires of transmission and hospitality’.Black Music Research Journal 33 (1), 71-90.
Clarke, E., Doffman, M., and Lim, L. (2013) ‘Distributed creativity and ecological dynamics: a case study of Liza Lim’s Tongue of the Invisible’. Music and Letters (due Autumn 2013).
Clarke, Eric & Doffman, Mark (2013) ‘Expressive performance in contemporary concert music’ in Dorottya Fabian, Emory Schubert and Renee Timmers (Eds.) Expressiveness in Musical Performance. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (due Autumn 2013).
Doffman, Mark (2013) ‘Groove: temporality, awareness and the feeling of entrainment in jazz performance’ in Martin Clayton, Byron Dueck and Laura Leante (Eds.)Experience and Meaning in Music Performance. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (due Autumn 2013).
Doffman, Mark (2011) ‘Jammin’ an ending: creativity, knowledge and conduct amongst jazz musicians’twentieth century music, 8 (2), 203-225.
Doffman, Mark (2009) ‘Making it groove! Entrainment, participation and discrepancy in the ‘conversation’ of a jazz trio’, Language and History 52 (1), 130-147.
Dr Mark Doffman
Faculty of Music
Oxford OX1 1DB
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