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CWPS Lecture Series: Bill Bruford

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

7:00pm, Earl V. Moore Building, Glenn E. Watkins Lecture Hall


Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer Bill Bruford spent a working life as an internationally-known musician and teacher before stepping out of practice to investigate aspects of creativity in popular music performance. His musical character was forged in the fiery furnace of four of the biggest progressive rock groups of the 1970s, including Yes, King Crimson, Genesis, and UK. As a musician, he was innovative in the use of advanced harmony, electronics and odd meters in progressive rock and electric jazz. Following retirement from public performance in 2009, Bruford authored an autobiography and received a PhD in musicology from the University of Surrey. This talk will focus on his latest book Uncharted: Creativity and the Expert Drummer, recently published by University of Michigan Press.

Free and open to the public. For more information, email

If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Center for World Performance Studies, at 734-936-2777, at least one week in advance of this event. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the University to arrange.

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