Paul Berliner

Paul Berliner

Arts and Sciences Professor Emeritus of Music

External Address: 
105 Mary Duke Biddle, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665
Phone: 
(919) 660-3322

Education

  • Ph.D., Wesleyan University 1974
  • M.A., Wesleyan University 1970
  • B.A., Antioch College 1969

Berliner, P. F. Thinking In Jazz: The Infinite Art of Improvisation. The University of Chicago Press, 1994.

Berliner, P. F. The Soul of Mbira: Music and Traditions of the Shona People of Zimbabwe. The University of Chicago Press, 1993.

Berliner, P. F. The Soul of Mbira: Music and Traditions of the Shona People of Zimbabwe. University of California Press, 1981.

Berliner, P. F. The Soul of Mbira: Music and Traditions of the Shona People of Zimbabwe. The University of Chicago Press, 1978.

Berliner, P. F. “photograph of mbira performance techique.” Appears in Christine Lucia’s Book, Music Notation: A South African Guide, Unisa Press, 2010.

Berliner, P. F. “Grasping Shona Artworks: A Case Study of Zimbabwean Mbira Music.” Art from Start to Finish: Jazz, Painting, Writing and Other Improvisations, edited by Howard Becker et al., The University of Chicago Press, 2006, pp. 126–34.

Berliner, P. F. “Las Vicisitudes del Solista/Les Viciissittudes du Doliste.” Doce/Notas Preliminares, vol. 10, 2002, pp. 91–108.

Berliner, P. F. “Thinking in Jazz: Improvisation as Composition.” Challenges in Norwegian Jazz Research, Trondheim, Norway: Institututt for Musikk, NTNU, 2002, pp. 65–73.

Berliner, P. F. “The Collective Aspects of Jazz Improvisation.” Creativity in Performance, edited by Keith Sawyer, 1996.

Berliner, P. F. “The Relationship Between the Mbira and the Mbira Player.” Art in Small Scale Societies: Contemporary Readings, edited by Karen L. Field and Richard L. Anderson, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1993.

Berliner, P. F. ““Art Farmer on Jazz Learning and Improvisation”.” Jazzforschung / Jazz Research, vol. Volume 39, Dec. 2007.

Berliner, P. F. “Composing in the moment.” Jazz Educators Journal, vol. 26, no. 4, 1994, pp. 28–36.

Berliner, P. F. “Thinking in Jazz.” Jazz Changes, vol. 1, no. 2, 1994, pp. 16–27.

Berliner, P. F. “Crips, Licks and Jamming: The Implications of Traditional Jazz Learning for the University.” Fanfare Magazine, Mar. 1982, pp. 6–10.

Berliner, P. F. “The Artistry of John Kunaka, Master Mbira Maker.” African Arts, vol. 14, no. 1, Nov. 1980, pp. 61–67.

Berliner, P. F. “Political Sentiment in Shona Song and Oral Literature.” Essays in Arts and Science, vol. 6, no. 3, Mar. 1977, pp. 1–29.

Berliner, P. F. “The Poetic Song Texts Accompanying The Mbira Dza Vadzimu.” Ethnomusicology, vol. 20, no. 3, Sept. 1976, pp. 451–81.

Berliner, P. F. “Vocal Styles Accompanying the Mbira Dza Vadzimu.” Zambezia, Mar. 1975, pp. 103–04.

Berliner, P. F. “Music and Spirit Possession At a Shona Bira.” African Music, vol. 5, no. 4, 1975, pp. 130–39.

Pages

The Soul of Mbira and Zimbabwe: Shona Mbira Music. Musician. (2002)

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P.F. Berliner, Zimbabwe: The Soul of Mbira and Zimbabwe: Shona Mbira Music, Berliner ethnographic recordings re-released as CDs for worldwide distribution (2002)

Earth: Voices of A Planet (The Paul Winter Consort). Musician. (1989)

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P.F. Berliner, Earth: Voices of A Planet (The Paul Winter Consort) (1989), Living Music LD0019 (The album was nominated for a NARAS Grammy Award.)

The Sun Rises Late Here. Musician. (1979)

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P.F. Berliner with KUDU, The Sun Rises Late Here (1979), Flying Fish Records FF092 (The album was nominated for a NARAS Grammy Award.)

Claudia Schmidt. Musician. (1979)

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P.F. Berliner, Claudia Schmidt (1979), Flying Fish Records FF 066

Common Ground (The Paul Winter Consort). Musician. (1978)

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P.F. Berliner, Common Ground (The Paul Winter Consort) (1978), A & M Records SP 4698

Shona Mbira Music. Musician. (1977)

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P.F. Berliner, Shona Mbira Music, Nonesuch Records World Explorer Series H-72077

The Soul of Mbira. Musician. (1973)

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P.F. Berliner, The Soul of Mbira, Nonesuch Records World Explorer Series H-72054 (1973) (The album was nominated for a NARAS Grammy Award (special issue released as a CD in Japan, 1994).)

Paul Berliner: Commissions, 2007. Musician. (2007)

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Performances, Residences Invited Lectures/ Performances

National USA "Soul of Mbira" Tour featuring the Zimbabwe Group Leaders Mbira Ensemble. Musician. (1999)

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September 21 - November 14, 1999