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1-2-3-4-5 Tracing the groove

Jan Inge Nilsen of the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Agder has submitted his thesis entitled «1-2-3-4-5 På sporet av grooven» and will defend the thesis for the PhD-degree Tuesday 11 January 2022. (Photo: Private)

The main objective is to contribute to the field of research covering rhythm and groove by illuminating an understanding of groove from a performers’ perspective.

Jan Inge Nilsen

PhD Candidate

The disputation will be held digitally. Spectators may follow the disputation digitally – link is available below.

 

Jan Inge Nilsen of the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Agder has submitted his thesis entitled «1-2-3-4-5 På sporet av grooven» and will defend the thesis for the PhD-degree Tuesday 11 January 2022.

He has followed the PhD-programme at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Agder, with specialisation in Popular Music Performance.

Summary of the thesis by Jan Inge Nilsen:

1-2-3-4-5 Tracing the groove

This thesis describes my experience with and understanding of groove as a drummer.

Groove experience and performing music

My research can be described as a research-creation project, as it contains two distinct parts – an artistic and a scientific investigation – which are intertwined.

Through artistic exploration of quintuplet subdivision in my own practice, and analyses of music written and performed in relation to this research, central dimensions of groove are put into the context of groove experience while performing music.

Groove as a rhythmic feeling

The discussion departs from an understanding of groove as an object in order to illustrate groove as a rhythmic feeling shaped by technique, knowledge of musical meter and stylistic norms.

The main objective is to contribute to the field of research covering rhythm and groove by illuminating an understanding of groove from a performers’ perspective.

Disputation facts:

The trial lecture and the public defence will take place at Sal 1, Sigurd Køhns hus – Building K, Campus Kristiansand and online, via the Zoom conferencing app - registration link for spectators below.

Dean Marit Wergeland, Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Agder, will chair the disputation.

The trial lecture Tuesday 11 January at 10:15 hours 
Public defence Tuesday 11 January at 12:00 hours

 

Given topic for trial lecture«Kvintoler i pop: Stilistiske utviklingstrekk i groovebasert musikk»

Thesis Title: «1-2-3-4-5 På sporet av grooven»

Search for the thesis in AURA - Agder University Research Archive, a digital archive of scientific papers, theses and dissertations from the academic staff and students at the University of Agder.

The thesis is available here:

(In Norwegian only)

 

The CandidateJan Inge Nilsen (1971, Puli, Taiwan – grown up in Taiwan and in Grenland, Norway) Music educator in Popular Music Performance, Agder musikkonservatorium (Agder Music Conservatory) (1994), Masters degree in Popular Music Performance UiA (2012) Master thesis: «Kvintoler som grunnleggende underdeling». Today Jan Inge Nilsen are working as an Assistant Professor at Ansgar University College and as a freelance musician.

Opponents:

First opponent: Associate Professor Eirik Askerøi, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway

Second opponent: Programmes Director and Senior lecturer Lars Andersson, Malmö Academy of Music, Lund University, Sweden

Professor Michael Rauhut, Department of Popular Music, University of Agder, is appointed as the administrator for the assessment committee.

Supervisors in the doctoral work were professor (retired) Knut Tønsberg, UiA and Associate Professor Per Elias Drabløs, UiA, whop took over det supervision when Tønsberg retired (main supervisors) and Professor Bruce Rasmussen, UiA (artistic supervisor)

What to do as an audience member:

The disputation is open to the public, but to follow the trial lecture and the public defence, which is transmitted via the Zoom conferencing app, you have to register as an audience member.

We ask audience members to join the virtual trial lecture at 10:05 at the earliest and the public defense at 11:50 at the earliest. After these times, you can leave and rejoin the meeting at any time. Further, we ask audience members to turn off their microphone and camera and keep them turned off throughout the event. You do this at the bottom left of the image when in Zoom. We recommend you use ‘Speaker view’. You select that at the top right corner of the video window when in Zoom.

Opponent ex auditorio:

The chair invites members of the public to pose questions ex auditorio in the introduction to the public defense, with deadlines. It is a prerequisite that the opponent has read the thesis. Questions can be submitted to the chair Marit Wergeland on e-mail marit.wergeland@uia.no