Arian Bagheri Pour Fallah
Poet, ethnographer, essayist. Based in Western Europe.
'Jazz... because Heraclitus, not Socrates.'
In the thick of formal thresholds, Arian Bagheri Pour Fallah has mobilized creative endeavors
from experimental poetry
and acousmatic, microtonal music to essays on literature, contemporary classical, electroacoustic, and jazz
music—from there, his
adoption of the term transdisciplinary contra interdisciplinary, so as to stress transgression contra
consummation, creation contra
criticism. He is an avid listener of all American music that isn't Cage or
'minimal,' from Henry
Cowell to Elliott Sharp, and calls for an ethnography of the ever-emerging European free improv. scene.
His All About Jazz column, "Ethnographies of Jazz," follows this very given to the letter.
My Jazz Story
Published on: 2019-02-27
King Oliver opened the door for me, Mingus kept it open playing non-stop alongside, then Sharrock barged in, taking it all apart. The question is should we move
in, out, or just linger at the doorway.
And as it appears, every which way stands a queue—calling too in question the being of the house itself.