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Tim DuRoche

I am a writer, jazz artist, curator and cultural advocate living in Portland. Currently, I‘m the Director of Programs for the World Affairs Council of Oregon, and I’m very active in education and cultural affairs around the region. My writing about visual culture, jazz and performance, planning, urban history and cultural policy has appeared in a number of print and online publications. As a jazz artist-composer, I‘ve worked with a rich array of US and European jazz innovators and I regularly collaborate with contemporary choreographers. A recent public art project of note includes the Regional Arts & Culture Council/Multnomah County-sponsored public art installation, “The Hidden Life of Bridges,” a temporary sound-video project that turns two of Portland’s iconic bridges into a radio and a cinema for three nights of video projections. I also host a weekly show, The New Thing, for KMHD 89.1, listener-supported jazz radio, and I just wrote a book of essays on jazz and culture, OCCASIONAL JAZZ CONJECTURES (durable goods).

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, October 8