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Trying to contribute to a spiritual, harmonious, and creative planet.

Latest Karlton Hester Recordings: "Divine Particle's Vision" CD (2009) and "Divine Particle's Vision 2" DVD (2010)

Karlton Hester Books: Exploratory Musicism: Ideas for Spontaneous Composition (2010)
http://academicpublishing.binghamton.edu/itemview.cgi?isbn=978-1-58684-277-2

Bigotry and the Afrocentric "Jazz" Evolution 4th Edition (2009)
http://www.universityreaders.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=70058-1-URT&Store_Code=URS2URT&Store_Code=URS2

The Melodic and Polyrhythmic Development of John Coltrane's Spontaneous Composition in a Racist Society (1997)
http://mellenpress.com/mellenpress.cfm?bookid=2075&pc=9

Survey of African Music
Karlton E. Hester, editor
Cognella Academic Publishing (December 2010)
http://www.cognella.com/titles/hester2/

The Melodic and Polyrhythmic Development of John Coltrane's Spontaneous Composition in a Racist Society, by Karlton E. Hester, 1997 Edwin Mellen Press
ISBN10: 0-7734-8574-0 ISBN13: 978-0-7734-8574-7 Pages: 288
http://www.mellenpress.com/mellenpress.cfm?bookid=2075&pc=9

Services

Composer (Premeditated and Spontaneous Composition)

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Work History

Partner

Novatopia.org

From March 2010

Partner

Novatopia

August 2008 - August 2008

Goals: Rebuilding Global Community through the Arts

Partner

African American Innovators.com (AAI)

From January 2000

Professor of Music

University of California, Santa Cruz

From July 2000

Composition and Director of Jazz Studies

Professor of Music and Director of Jazz Studies

University of California, Santa Cruz

July 2000 - July 2000

I am a musician and scholar who specialize in composition, improvisation and creativity. I prefer working as an interdisciplinary artist with those interested in innovation and application of new technologies for a more creative and morally responsible society. I am interested in music's potential broader connection to order in the universe.

Assistant Professor

College of Staten Island, City University of New York

September 1998 - June 2000

MUSIC HISTORY AND THEORY

Owner

African American Innovators, LLC

January 1995 - January 1995

AAI's main project: The LEGAM is an international, trans-disciplinary, peer-reviewed, online encyclopedia dedicated to music and the arts. Its socio-cultural context focuses on topics relating to the music history, music theory, the arts and sciences, religion and spirituality, and trans-disciplinary topics extending beyond limits of traditional categories that traditionally form the boundaries of music theory. Its socio-cultural context focuses on topics relating to the music history, music theory, the arts and sciences, religion and spirituality, and topics extending beyond limits of traditional categories that usually form the boundaries of music theory.


The Living Encyclopedia of Global African Music also welcomes papers and articles from a wide range of perspectives, therefore. LEGAM aspires to become a leading musical reference and an important addition to a new evolving paradigm of Global African historical documentation.

Herbert Gussman Director of Jazz Studies

Cornell University

July 1990 - July 2000

Hester Festivals and Conferences (at Cornell and UCSC with Hesterian Musicism and the Cornell Lab Ensembles) have included Jaki Byard, John Handy, Joe Henderson, Cecil Taylor, McCoy Tyner, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Stanley Turrentine, Louis Jordan, Buddy Collette, Dr. Donald Byrd, Dr. Billy Taylor, Randy Weston, Charles Lloyd, Geri Allen, Benny Powell Charles Tolliver, Steve Turre, Sam Rivers, Thomas Mapfumo (Zimbabwe), George E. Lewis, Roscoe Mitchell, Hotep (South Africa), Victor Goines, Akua Dixon, Mamadou Diabate (Mali), Samite Mulondo (Uganda), Ceclia Smith, Phil Bowler, Adela Dalto, Akua Dixon, Pamela Wise, Nick Mathis, and many other renowned jazz and African artists.

Founding President

Interdisciplinary Artists Aggregation, Inc

From January 1984

President and Founding Director

Interdisciplinary Artists Aggregation, Inc.

July 1982 - July 1982

Although our organization is an interdisciplinary collaborative aggregation open to all art forms, one of the main strengths is music. In addition to visual, digital, aural and kinetic arts Interdisciplinary Artists Aggregation, Inc. also seeks to expand community awareness of the connective potential of contemporary creative arts and sciences. African American and other contemporary art forms, spontaneous creations, improvisation and other interdisciplinary concepts have long been misunderstood and therefore sparsely supported by the public. One primary goal of IAA is to create proper environments for the presentation of creative works where the artists involved have a vehicle to communicate with audiences directly. This type of direct communication help to liberate our artists from the dictates of stylized commercial formulas and attitudes used to control the public's taste.

President

Hesteria Records and Publishing Company

January 1980 - January 1980

Hester specializes in premeditated, spontaneous & electro-acoustic composition; from numerous solo cycles for various woodwinds to chamber configurations, music videos and electro-acoustic symphonic works written in an eclectic array of styles. He has been the recipient of composer fellowships, grants and commissions from the National Endowment of the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, New England Council of the Arts, Arts International, ASCAP, the William Grant Still Foundation, a Postdoctoral fellowship from the Mellon Foundation, amongst others. His albums and DVDs include 21st-Century Musicism; The Divine Particle Vision, The Fillmore Jazz Preservation Big Band (featuring John Handy and Denise Perrier); Harmonious Soul Scenes 2000; Musicism for the Sake of Love; Hesterian Liberation; Reconstructive Musicism; Karlton Hester and the Contemporary Jazz Art Movement; Hesterian Musicism; Dances Purely for the Sake of Love; Musicism for Your Imagination, Sacred Musicism, and others.

President

Hesteria Records and Publishing Company

Cornell University

Founding Director

Fillmore Jazz Preservation Big Band

Floyd Pellom's 57th St Gallery

Qualifications & Certifications

City University of New York Graduate Center (PHD)

Music Education

San Francisco State University (MA)

University of Texas at El Paso (BM)

Bel Air High School

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