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Alistair Dobson

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Alistair Dobson

Alistair Dobson

Co-ordinator, Learning and Teaching; Lecturer in Saxophone

Conservatorium of Music, Hobart CBD Campuses

+61 3 6226 7340 (phone)

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alistair.dobson@utas.edu.au

Career summary

Biography

Alistair Dobson is an improvising saxophonist. In 2001 was awarded his Masters degree where his research project focused on collective improvisation – an area he is now a leading exponent of as both a practitioner and educator. He is currently Sub-Dean, Co-ordinator of Contemporary Reeds and Brass and lectures in Contemporary Saxophone, Improvisation, Big Band, and Jazz Theory/Aural. His performances have been captured on numerous recordings and national live to air broadcasts for ABC Classic FM. He has an international performance history and at home performs with some of Australia's finest musicians including David Theak, David Jones, Dan Barnett, Michael Spiby, Don Burrows, Jo Jo Smith and Dave Panichi. Currently he is a member of 'Kelly Ottaway's Modern Operative', 'Let The Cat Out' as well as maintaining an active freelance performance profile.

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Research Fields

  • Music Performance (190407)
  • Music Composition (190406)

Research Impact

  • Music (950101)
  • Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing (970119)

Publications

Total publications

93

Major Creative Work

(77 outputs)
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2015Haywood N, Gibson N, Dobson A, Kingston D, O'Leary L, 'Jane's Shed: The Acoustic Life of Sheds', Tasmanian International Arts Festival, Boat Harbour Tasmania, 1 (2015) [Performance]

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2014Dobson A, ''Improvising Soloist' Ebony and Ivory - The Music of Duke Ellington', Ticket event, Hobart Jazz Octet/Sixty Jazz Club, Sixty Jazz Club - Hobart (2014) [Performance]

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2014Dobson A, 'Improvising Soloist with Kelly Ottaway's Modern Operative', Ticketed Event, Sixty Jazz Club - Hobart (2014) [Performance]

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2014Dobson A, 'TANK live at Bennett's Lane', Ticketed Event , Melbourne Jazz Co-op, Bennett's Lane Jazz Club (2014) [Performance]

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2014Dobson A, 'Improvising Soloist with the Julius Schwing Quintet', Ticketed Event, Sixty Jazz Club - Hobart (2014) [Performance]

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2013Dobson A, 'Mia Palencia: In Good Company @ Clarence Jazz Festival', Clarence Jazz festival, The Rosny Barn, 2013 (2013) [Performance]

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2013Dobson A, 'Alistair Dobson and Kelly Ottaway', TMAG, The Bond Store, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, 2013 (2013) [Performance]

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2013Dobson A, 'Live! At the Riviera', 10 Days on the Island, Wrest Point Casino (2013) [Performance]

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2013Dobson A, 'Mia Palencia - In Good Company', Mia Palencia, Hobart, Tasmania (2013) [Recorded Creative Work]

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2013Dobson A, 'Al Dobson Quartet', Ticketed Event, Conservatorium of Music, Hobart, Tasmania (2013) [Performance]

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2013Dobson A, Dobson A, 'Tank @ Clarence Jazz Festival', Clarence Jazz festival, The Rosny Barn, 2013 (2013) [Performance]

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2013Dobson A, Haywood N, 'TANK featuring Eugene Ball', The Night Owl, Hobart (2013) [Performance]

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Co-authors: Haywood N

2013Haywood N, Vining V, Dobson A, Ottaway K, 'TANK at Clarence Jazz Festival', Clarence Jazz Festival, Rosny Barn, 2013 (2013) [Performance]

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Co-authors: Haywood N; Ottaway K

2013Dobson A, 'JoJo Smith @ Clarence Jazz Festival', Clarence Jazz festival, The Rosny Barn, 2013 (2013) [Performance]

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2013Dobson A, 'International Jazz Day: Mia Palencia and Alistair Dobson with the Viktor Zappner Trio', The Wharf, 2013 (2013) [Performance]

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2012Dobson A, 'The Subtlety of Time', Hobart Town Hall (2012) [Performance]

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2012Dobson A, 'Conservatorium of Music Staff Recital Series: TANK', Conservatorium of Music Recital Hall (2012) [Performance]

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2012Dobson A, 'Vox on the Rox', Conservatorium of Music Recital Hall (2012) [Performance]

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2012Dobson A, 'TANK @ the Q', Maquarie Hotel Hobart (2012) [Performance]

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2012Dobson A, 'Let The Cat Out: Swimming Up Stream', Independent release - LTCO, Red Planet Recording (2012) [Recorded Creative Work]

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2012Dobson A, 'The Fountains of Witley Court: A Suite in Three Movements by Ian Pearce', Unlimited, Tasmania (2012) [Recorded Creative Work]

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2012Dobson A, Dobson A, 'Modern Operative @ Clarence Jazz Festival', Clarence Jazz Festival, Bellerive, Tasmania, 2012 (2012) [Performance]

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2012Dobson A, Dobson A, 'Under the Ice Cap', Power House Museum Sydney (2012) [Performance]

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2012Dobson A, Dobson A, 'Dots on the Rox', Conservatorium of Music Concert Hall, Hobart (2012) [Performance]

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2012Dobson A, Dobson A, 'St. Kilda Festival - Live N Local', St. Kilda Army and Navy RSL Club (2012) [Performance]

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2012Dobson A, Dobson A, 'Modern Operative - Shakespeare: The music of Cleo Lane and Sir John Dankworth', Devonport Jazz Festival, Devonport Entertainment and Convention Centre, 2012 (2012) [Performance]

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2012Dobson A, Dobson A, 'Tom Vincent Septet', Bahai Centre, 2012 (2012) [Performance]

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2012Dobson A, Dobson A, 'Jazz @ MONA - TANK', MONA, MONA Museum, 2012 (2012) [Performance]

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2012Helyer N, Lea MA, Legg AFJ, Dobson A, Haywood N, et al., 'Vox on the Rox', University of Tasmania, University of Tasmania Conservatorium of Music (2012) [Performance]

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Co-authors: Helyer N; Lea MA; Legg AFJ; Haywood N; Hodges GJ

2012Helyer N, Lea MA, Legg AFJ, Dobson A, Haywood N, et al., 'Dots on the Rox', University of Tasmania, University of Tasmania Conservatorium of Music (2012) [Performance]

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Co-authors: Helyer N; Lea MA; Legg AFJ; Haywood N; Hodges GJ

2012Hodges GJ, Dobson A, Haywood N, Legg AFJ, Muir RG, 'Dots on the Rox - IMAS and UTAS Conservatorium, Antarctic seal research concert', Conservatorium Recital Hall, Hobart & Powerhouse Museum, Sydney (2012) [Performance]

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Co-authors: Hodges GJ; Haywood N; Legg AFJ; Muir RG

2012Williams JD, Gould T, Dobson A, 'The Subtlety of Time', Hobart Town Hall (2012) [Performance]

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Co-authors: Williams JD

2012Dobson A, 'Modern Operative - The Giants of BeBop', Devonport Jazz Festival, Devonport Entertainment and Convention Centre, 2012 (2012) [Performance]

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2011Dobson A, 'Dobson, Haywood and Browne Trio', Devonport Jazz in July, Cafe Inn-dulgence, CMAX Complex, 7 Best St, Devonport, 2011 (2011) [Performance]

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2011Dobson A, 'The Music of Miles Davis: Modern Operative - Birth of The Cool', Devonport Jazz Festival, Devonport Entertainment Centre, 2011 (2011) [Performance]

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2011Dobson A, 'Walsh Bay Jazz Festival - Modern Operative Play Shakespeare', Walsh Bay Jazz festival, Richard Wherrett Studio, Sydney Dance Company, Walsh Bay, 2011 (2011) [Performance]

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2011Dobson A, 'Modern Jazz Standards', Devonport Jazz in July, Devonport Entertainment Centre, 2011 (2011) [Performance]

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2011Dobson A, 'Walsh Bay Jazz Festival - Dobson, Haywood, Ottaway, Waples', Walsh Bay Jazz festival, Sydney Dance Company, 2011 (2011) [Performance]

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2011Dobson A, 'Hidden Republic, Black Armband - 10 Days on the Island', 10 Days on the Island, Wrest Point Casino, 2011 (2011) [Performance]

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2011Dobson A, 'Darebin Music Festival', City of Darebin, Bar 303, High Street, Northcote VIC, 2011 (2011) [Performance]

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2011Dobson A, 'St Kilda Festival - Let The Cat Out', St Kilda Festival, Veludo, St Kilda, 2011 (2011) [Performance]

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2011Dobson A, 'Darling Harbour Jazz and Blues Festival - Let the Cat Out', Darling Harbour Festival, Darling Harbour (outdoor stage), 2011 (2011) [Performance]

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2011Dobson A, 'Hot Gospel', Wrest Point Casino (2011) [Performance]

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2010Dobson A, 'Modern Jazz Standards - Devonport Jazz Festival', Devonport Jazz Festival, Devonport Entertainment Centre (2010) [Performance]

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2010Dobson A, 'Let The Cat Out @ St Kilda Festival', St Kilda Festival (Victoria), St Kilda (Victoria) (2010) [Performance]

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2010Dobson A, 'Southern Gospel Choir 'A Very Gospel Christmas'', Hobart City Hall (2010) [Performance]

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2010Dobson A, 'Kelly Ottaway and the Modern Operative @ The Walsh Bay Jazz Festival', Walsh Bay Jazz Festival, Walsh Bay, Sydney (2010) [Performance]

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2010Dobson A, 'Lee Roy Tour - Let the Cat Out National Tour', Republic Bar - Hobart, Veludo - St Kilda, Baha - (2010) [Performance]

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2010Dobson A, 'A Day In The Garden', Botanica Royal Gardens - Hobart (2010) [Performance]

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2010Dobson A, 'Full Tilt Recliner @ Falls Festival - Marion Bay', Falls Festival, Marion Bay, Tasmania, Australia (2010) [Performance]

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2009Dobson A, 'Tribute to Monk @ Devonport Jazz Festival', Devonport Civic Centre (2009) [Performance]

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2009Dobson A, 'Red Hot Roosters @ Devonport Jazz Festival', Reece High School Auditorium (2009) [Performance]

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2009Dobson A, 'Recliner at The Art Gallery', Devonport Regional Gallery (2009) [Performance]

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2009Dobson A, 'Brunch with Recliner', Dunneborg Cafe Bar and Grill (2009) [Performance]

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2009Dobson A, 'Kelly Ottaway and the Modern Operative', Australian Broadcasting Corporation, University of Tasmania, Conservatorium of Music Recital Hall (2009) [Recorded Creative Work]

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2009Dobson A, 'Express Trane @ The Jazz Lounge for the Clarence Jazz Festival', The Rosny Barn, Rosny (2009) [Performance]

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2009Dobson A, 'Modern Operative @ Jazz on the Boardwalk for the Clarence Jazz Festival', Clarence Jazz Festival, Bellerive, Tasmania (2009) [Performance]

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2009Dobson A, 'Let The Cat Out @ Falls Festival', Field Stage, Falls Festival, Marion Bay (2009) [Performance]

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2009Dobson A, 'Broadway to Australia', Melbourne, Sydney, Hobart (2009) [Performance]

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2009Dobson A, ''High On A Mountain' - Southern Gospel Choir', UTAS Conservatorium Recital Hall, Hobart (2009) [Performance]

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2009Dobson A, 'Con Reps @ Hot August Jazz Festival', Queens Head Bar and Cafe (2009) [Performance]

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2009Dobson A, 'Express Trane @ Hot August Jazz Festival', Rebublic Bar and Cafe (2009) [Performance]

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2009Dobson A, 'Modern operative @ Hot August Jazz Festival', Hot August Jazz Festival, Queens Head, Hobart, Tasmania (2009) [Performance]

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2009Dobson A, 'PPDS-E @ Hot August Jazz Festival', Republic Bar and Cafe (2009) [Performance]

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2009Dobson A, 'Kaye Payne Big Band @ Hot August Jazz; North Hobart Jazz Festival', Queens Head Bar and Cafe (2009) [Performance]

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2009Dobson A, 'Kelly Ottaway and the Modern Operative @ the Conservatorium', University of Tasmania, Conservatorium of Music, Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music Recital Hall (2009) [Performance]

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2009Dobson A, 'Dave Panichi Quintet', The Atrium - IXL Building (2009) [Performance]

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2009Dobson A, 'Let The Cat Out @ Taste Festival', Apron Stage, Taste of Tasmania (2009) [Performance]

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2009Dobson A, 'Sunday Live with Kelly Ottaway Quartet', Stanley Burbury Theatre, University of Tasmania (2009) [Broadcast]

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2008Dobson A, 'Blues for Tuesday', Dobson, A, Hobart, 1, pp. 1 (2008) [Published Creative Work]

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2008Dobson A, 'Pete Cornelius and the Devilles @ the Narooma Blues Festival', Peter Phelps Stage, Narooma Blues Festival, Narooma (2008) [Performance]

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2008Dobson A, 'Guns', Independent release - UTN001, Red Planet Recording (2008) [Recorded Creative Work]

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2008Dobson A, 'Let The Cat Out: Get it Like That', Independent release - LTCO, Red Planet Recording (2008) [Recorded Creative Work]

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2006Dobson A, 'GD Allan: It's As Good As This', Geoff Allan: Independent Release (2006) [Recorded Creative Work]

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2004Dobson A, 'Non Linear Effect: The Parkville Sessions', Non Linear Effect, Independent Release, Parkville Studio, Melbourne (2004) [Recorded Creative Work]

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2004Dobson A, 'The Red Hot Roosters: Wot Pop Shuffle, Wot Pop Swing', Red Hot Roosters - RHR01, Red Planet Recording (2004) [Recorded Creative Work]

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2003Dobson A, 'Moods in Mambo', Tania Bosak, Hobart (2003) [Recorded Creative Work]

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Other Creative Work

(16 outputs)
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2016Dobson A, 'Jimmy Peters and the Pantones @ the Winston January 31/2016', The Winston, Hobart, pp. 180 Minutes (2016) [Performance Practice]

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2016Dobson A, 'Studley Moore Performance', The Homestead, Hobart, pp. 120 minutes (2016) [Performance Practice]

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2016Dobson A, Haywood N, 'Jazz Performance with Trans4mation @ Hot August Jazz Festival', Republic Bar and Cafe, Hobart, pp. 60 Minutes (2016) [Performance Practice]

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2016Dobson A, Haywood N, 'Dobson/Ottaway/Haywood/Jackson performance for Cinco de Mayo @ Hobart Brewing Company', HobartBrewing Company, Hobart, pp. 80 minutes (2016) [Performance Practice]

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2016Dobson A, Haywood N, Ottaway K, Jackson A, 'Dobson/Ottaway/Haywood/Jackson Quartet performance @ Ah-Hum Jazz Festival', Ah-Hum Jazz Festival, Hobart, pp. 60 minutes (2016) [Performance Practice]

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Co-authors: Haywood N; Ottaway K

2016Dobson A, Ottaway K, Haywood N, 'Modern Operative Performance @ Clarence Jazz Festival', Clarence City Council, Clarence, pp. 60 minutes (2016) [Performance Practice]

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Co-authors: Ottaway K; Haywood N

2016Dobson A, 'Performance with Boy and Bear', Odeon Theatre, Hobart, pp. Harlequin Dream (2016) [Performance Practice]

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2015Dobson A, Haywood N, Ottaway K, Vining T, 'Tank Jazz and Improvised Music Performance @ Clarence Jazz Festival', Rosny Barn, Hobart, pp. 2 Hours (2015) [Performance Practice]

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Co-authors: Haywood N; Ottaway K

2015Hodges GJ, Dobson A, Haywood N, Jackson A, 'Live improvised music performance', UTAS 125 years Celebration dinner, The Albert Hall, Launceston, pp. 3 (2015) [Performance Practice]

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Co-authors: Hodges GJ; Haywood N

2015Hodges GJ, Dobson A, Haywood N, Ottaway K, 'Live improvised music performance', UTAS Research Engagement dinner, Henry Jones Hotel, Hobart, pp. 1 (2015) [Performance Practice]

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Co-authors: Hodges GJ; Haywood N; Ottaway K

2014Hodges GJ, Dobson A, Haywood N, 'Live improvised music performance', UTAS Vice Chancellors Christmas Celebration, Sandy Bay Campus Hobart, pp. 2 (2014) [Performance Practice]

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Co-authors: Hodges GJ; Haywood N

2014Hodges GJ, Dobson A, Haywood N, 'Live improvised music performance', UTAS Vice Chancellors Christmas Celebration, Menzies Centre, Hobart, pp. 2 (2014) [Performance Practice]

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2013Dobson A, '17 g.v', Self Published, Hobart, pp. 1 (2013) [Minor Creative Work]

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2013Dobson A, 'The O.C', Self Published, Hobart, pp. 1 (2013) [Minor Creative Work]

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2010Dobson A, 'Feelin Hefti', Self Published, Hobart, pp. 1 (2010) [Minor Creative Work]

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2009Dobson A, 'Yes and I Don't Care', self published, Hobart, pp. 1 (2009) [Minor Creative Work]

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