Bob Gluck: Essays and Interviews
Jazz & Culture, Electronic Music in an International Context
"Human music and the music of other species" (working title of book in progress)
Pat Metheny: Stories Beyond Words (University of Chicago Press, forthcoming, Summer/Fall 2024)
The Musical World of Paul Winter (Intelligent Arts ebook, March 2019).
The Miles Davis 'Lost' Quintet and other Revolutionary Ensembles (University of Chicago Press, 2016; Quodlibet Chorus Italian edition, 2020) [Circle, Revolutionary Ensemble, Anthony Braxton, MEV...]
You'll Know When You Get There: Herbie Hancock and the Mwandishi Band (University of Chicago Press, 2012, Quodlibet Chorus Italian edition, forthcoming)
Blog posts: Musical improvisation and how people musically relate in groups
Improvisers not by our ears alone; the limitations of hearing; attuning to a multiplicity of senses
Like playing, like chatting. Like chatting, like playing
An intuitive improvising musician gives a serious look at neuroscience... really?
One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish: flocks, schools and musical improvisation
Collective improvisation: me and we
Playing and listening through the body, music and metaphor
Is it only our ears that listen? introducing a conversation about playing music together
What Ornette Coleman Teaches Us About Civic Engagement
Some thoughts about improvisation, group process, and communication
Fingers and arms as improvisational guides
Learning more about music and communication from an unexpected source
Some observations about defining the spiritual in music-An ongoing consideration: 1998-2013
Essays and Interviews
"Conversation with Jay Moss & Bob Quinn (Pablo Lights)," eContact! 21.3 (forthcoming, Spring 2021), Canadian Electroacoustic Community.
"Conversation with Tony Martin," eContact! 21.1, Spring 2020), Canadian Electroacoustic Community.
"Conversation with Charlemagne Palestine," eContact! 20.3 (Winter 2020), Canadian Electroacoustic Community.
"Race and Our Jewish Family Narratives"Tikkun, "Other Voices," April 2019.
Liner notes, Herbie Hancock, Fat Albert Rotunda, Mwandishi, & Crossings, Superior Viaduct Records LPs, March 2019.
Liner notes, Morton Subotnick, Complete Works for Piano, Mode Records, January 2019.
"A Mess of Equipment in NYU's Electronic Music Studio: Interview with American Composer Brian Fennelly," eContact! 18.4, Spring 2017, Canadian Electroacoustic Community
"Monday Nights at The Kitchen Were Dark. Until...: Interview with American Composer Rhys Chatham," eContact! 18.4, Spring 2017, Canadian Electroacoustic Community
"A Unique Sensitivity to Sound: Interview with American Composer and Sound Artist Maryanne Amacher," eContact! 18:3, December 2016, Canadian Electroacoustic Community
"WBAI Free Music Store and Dark, Dark Nights at the Electric Circus: Conversation with Music Theatre Composer and Producer Eric Salzman," eContact! 18:3, December 2016, Canadian Electroacoustic Community
"Miles Davis: "Lost Quintet" in Transition," JazzTimes, October 2016
Liner notes, "Herbie Hancock, the Warner Years, 1969-72," Warner Music Group, July 2014
"Herbie Hancock: Head Hunters," Library of Congress National Recording Registry, August 2014
"Paul Bley and Live Synthesizer Performance," Jazz Perspectives, Spring 2014
"Morton Subotnick's Sidewinder," New Music Box (New Music America publication), October 2013
"Electric Circus, Electric Ear and the Intermedia Center in Late-1960s New York." Leonardo 45:1, MIT Press. Winter 2012
"Nurturing Young Composers: Morton Subotnick's Late-1960s Studio in New York City." Computer Music Journal, 36:1, Spring 2012.
"Interview with David Rosenboom on his early career: late 1960s-early 1970s." Journal Seamus, 2013
"Silver Apples, Electric Circus, Electronic Arts, and Commerce in Late 1960s New York (pdf), International Computer Music Conference (ICMC 2009), Montreal, August 2009
International perspective and cultural issues
"Global Musical Connectivity: Parallels to the Long History of Globalization" Global Synergies, Vol. 4 Spring 2017, University at Albany Center for International Education and Global Strategy)
"Art music, jazz, race, and experimentalism: negotiating perceived boundaries" (pdf), 12th Biennial Symposium on Arts and Technology, Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut, March, 2010
Farsi translation in Magham (Tehran), 2011
"Beat," Sonic Ideas/Ideas Sonicas," Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonoras, CMMAS (Mexican Center for Music and Sonic Arts), 2:2, Spring 2010. Also on the web
"Jazz and electroacoustic music, early encounters: the Mwandishi band" (pdf), Electroacoustic Music Studies Network Proceedings (Sorbonne, Paris), June 2008
"Electroacoustic, Creative, and Jazz: Musicians Negotiating Boundaries" (pdf), International Computer Music Conference (ICMC 2009), Montreal, August 2009
"Interview with Eliane Radigue," Array, International Computer Music Association, 2010.
"Between, Within, and Across Cultures", Organized Sound 32(2): 141-152, August 2008. © 2008 Cambridge University Press. Link to on-line journal
"Electro-acoustic Music in a Broader International Context," MusicWorks 94, Winter 2006.
"Traditional Cultural Resources in Electro-acoustic Music," Living Music Journal, November 2006, excerpts
"Free sound within culturally specific practice," Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference, Barcelona, September 2005
"eShofar as a culturally specific live electronic performance system," Journal SEAMUS, Volume 19, Society for Electroacoustic Music in the United States, Fall, 2006.
"Cultural Identity and Interactive Art: 'Sounds of a Community'," Leonardo Music Journal 15, MIT Press, 2005
"Sounds of a Community" Leonardo Electronic Almanac, Multimedia Performances Gallery, 2004
"Sounds of a Community: An Interactive Installation," Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference 2004, International Computer Music Association
"eSaz: A Non-Western Instrument in the Context of a Live Electronic Performance System," Organized Sound, 10:1, 2005, 21-29. © 2005 Cambridge University Press. Link to on-line journal
"Tzvi: Arts Electric Interviews Richard Teitelbaum," Arts Electric, 2005
"On Composing Jonah Under the Sea," 2001 Leonardo/Olats Virtual Africa, essay
"Jewish Music or Music of the Jewish People," Reconstructionist, Spring 1997
Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center as an international center
Educating International Composers ... Computer Music Journal 31:2, Spring 2007 (pay download)
Shorter version: Electroacoustic Music Studies Network Proceedings, Leicester, UK, June 2007
Interviews with the following are listed above, within their respective countries: Ilhan Mimaroglu, Mario Davidovsky, Tzvi Avni, Andres Lewin-Richter, Gheorghe Costinescu, Halim El-Dabh, Edgar Valcarcel, alcides lanza, Alfredo Del Monaco, Sergio Cervetti, Dariush Dolat-shahi
"Soundscape Composition," 2013 (new version of 1999 EMF Institute text)
"Beat," Sonic Ideas/Ideas Sonicas, Volume 2:2 (Spring 2010). Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonoras (CMMAS, Mexican Center for Music and Sonic Arts). Downloadable version
"Addressing resistance to new sounds: teaching electroacoustic music in a liberal arts setting," Journal SEAMUS, Volume 19/2, Fall 2005, Tav+, Music, Arts, Society (Hebrew reprint, Winter 2005)
"Live electronic music performance: innovations and opportunities," Tav+, Music, Arts, Society, Haifa, Israel; in Hebrew, 2007
"Tradition and Change: Two Sides of One Coin," Tav+, Music, Arts, Society, Haifa, Israel, Summer, 2008. Published in Hebrew (English version linked)
"Electronic Music in China" eContact! 11:3, Canadian Electroacoustic Community, 2009
"Conversation with Zhang Xiaofu," by Bob Gluck and Ping Jin, eContact! 16.2, Canadian Electroacoustic Community, Summer 2014
"Conversation with Dajuin Yao," eContact! 16.2, Canadian Electroacoustic Community, Summer 2014
"... like a sculptor, taking chunks of sound and chiseling them into something beautiful: Interview
with Egyptian composer Halim El Dabh: eContact! 15:2, Canadian Electroacoustic Community Institute, 2013
Longer version: Journal SEAMUS, Society for Electroacoustic Music in the United States, 2008
"Electronic Music in Indonesia," eContact! 11:3, Canadian Electroacoustic Community Institute, 2009
"Reflections on the Music of Alireza Mashayekhi," Journal Seamus 26:1-2, Fall 2015 (released in 2019)
"Electronic Music in Iran" (by Bob Gluck and Arshia Cont), Journal SEAMUS 26:1-2, Fall 2015 (released in 2019)
"Western avant-garde arts in 1970s Iran," Leonardo, MIT Press, 40:1, 2007
Shorter version: International Computer Music Conference Proceedings, New Orleans, November 2006
French translation in Review Zaman (Paris), 2011.
"A New East-West Synthesis: Conversations with Iranian Composer Alireza Mashayekhi," eContact! 14:4, Canadian Electroacoustic Community Institute, 2013
"The Music of Alireza Mashayekhi," Bukhara, Tehran, Iran, in Farsi, 2009
"Electronic Music in Iran" (by Bob Gluck and Arshia Cont), eContact! 11:4, Canadian Electroacoustic Community, 2010
"Shahrokh Yadegari" (review of 'Migration'), Musicworks 96, Fall 2006, 62-63
"An Eclectic Iranian-American Composer and Artist: Conversation with Dariush Dolat-shahi," eContact! 15:2, Canadian Electroacoustic Community, 2013
"Remembering Josef Tal," Open Space, Fall 2009
"Fifty Years of Electroacoustic Music in Israel," Organized Sound 10:2, 2005
"Electronic Music in Israel" eContact! 11:4, Canadian Electroacoustic Community, 2010
"Go Find Your Own Tricks!: Interview with Israel Composer Tzvi Avni eContact! 14:4, Canadian Electroacoustic Community, 2013
"From 'Enfant Terrible' to Elder Statesman: Conversation with Israeli composer Josef Tal (1910–2008)," eContact! 15:2, Canadian Electroacoustic Community, 2013 (Bob Gluck and Shlomo Dubnov)
"Electronic Music in South Korea" eContact! 11:3, Canadian Electroacoustic Community, 2009
"Acoustic Composers Also Need to Know About Electronic Music: Interview with Brazilian Composer Marlos Nobre," eContact! 18.4. Spring 2017, Canadian Electroacoustic Community
"Analogue Synthesizers, Phonetics and the Human Voice: Conversation with Romanian-American Composer Gheorghe Costinescu," eContact! 16.4, Canadian Electroacoustic Community, Fall 2014
"From 'Doing the Dirty Jobs' to Electronic Music Composer: Conversation with Spanish Composer Andres Lewin-Richter," eContact! 16:4, Canadian Electroacoustic Community, Fall 2014
"Electronic Music in Mexico," by Rodrigo Sigal with Bob Gluck, EMF Institute, 2006 (no longer accessible)
"Generation One at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center: Interview with Argentine-American Composer Mario Davidovky," eContact! 15.4, Canadian Electroacoustic Community, Spring 2014
Longer version: Journal SEAMUS, Society for Electroacoustic Music in the United States, 2012
"Touching Sound, Like a Sculpture: Conversation with Peruvian Composer Edgar Valcarcel," eContact! 15.4, Canadian Electroacoustic Community, Spring 2014
"Interview with Parallel Developments at the Instituto Torcuato di Tella and the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center: Conversation with Argentinian-Canadian Composer Alcides Lanza," eContact! 15.4, Canadian Electroacoustic Community, Spring 2014
"In the Days Before... Conversations with Venezuelan Composer Alfredo Del Monoco and Uruguayan Composer Sergio Cervetti," eContact! 15.4, Canadian Electroacoustic Community, Spring 2014
"Electronic Music in Turkey," (forthcoming revision).
Ilhan Mimaroglu interview eContact! 14:4, Canadian Electroacoustic Community Institute, 2013
Longer version: Journal SEAMUS 21:1-2, Society for Electroacoustic Music in the United States, 2012
Also published in Jazz Dergisi, Istanbul, Nov. 2012, and Bulent Journal, 2013
Remembering Ilhan Mimaroglu, New Music Box, August 2012.