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  • Daniel Blake

    Part-Time Faculty

    Email
    blaked@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    A - Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall - 66 West 12th Street

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    Daniel Blake

    Profile

    Since moving to New York City in 2006, saxophonist, composer and educator Dan Blake has developed a wide-ranging career as a contemporary composer and performer that “regards tradition as a welcoming playground best approached with a sense of wonder and adventure” (The Boston Globe). He has released three critically acclaimed albums as a leader and has recorded and toured with leading artists such as Esperanza Spalding, Anthony Braxton, Kenny Werner, and many others. Dan Blake holds a Ph.D. from the CUNY Graduate Center, and produces the annual Concert To Feed The Hungry, working on behalf of poor communities around the world suffering from hunger and malnutrition.


    Degrees Held

    B.A., Child Development (Tufts University)

    B.M., Jazz Saxophone (New England Conservatory of Music)

    M.M., Composition (Brooklyn College, CUNY)

    Ph.D., Composition (Graduate Center, CUNY)


    Professional Affiliation

    Society for Music Theory

    Society for American Music

    College Music Society

    American Composers Forum

    ASCAP


    Recent Publications

    "Space Is The Place: Composition in New York's Improvised Music Scene"


    Research Interests

    Music Theory

    Metaphor studies

    Philosophy of Music


    Current Courses

    Ear Training 4

    Lessons 3000: 6 (Spring 2019)

    Music and Collective Action (Spring 2019)

    Music for Political Action

    Theory 1A

    Theory 1A (Spring 2019)

    Underground Music Scenes

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