My research and teaching have focused on music since 1945, philosophical aesthetics, and the history of music theory. Prior to coming to Bowling Green, I taught history and composition at University College Cork, in Ireland. I studied musicology at Stanford University (Ph.D.) and composition at McGill University (M.Mus.). Current projects include three short essays (on Stockhausen, Mahnkopf, and Grisey) and a larger study of postwar aesthetic theory.
- “Material and History in the Aesthetics of ‘serielle Musik’,” Journal of the Royal Musical Association 134/2, 271-317.
- “‘Nach dem Weltuntergang’: Adorno’s Engagement with Postwar Music,” Journal of Musicology 22/4, 680-701.
BOOK CHAPTERS / CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
- “Stockhausen’s Theoretical Legacy: An Aesthetics of Experimentation,” The Musical Legacy of Karlheinz Stockhausen: Looking Back and Forward, Kürten: Stockhausen Verlag, (forthcoming).
- “New Music in Japan in the 1990s” by Seiji Choki (translated from the German original), Ensemble-Modern-Jahresmagazin 3.
- “‘Returning to the Skin’: On Theodor W. Adorno’s Theory of Musical Interpretation” by Hermann Danuser (translated in conjunction with László Vikárius), Essays in Honor of Lásló Somfai on his 70th Birthday, Lanham, MD: Scarecrow, 2005, 109-123.
- “Stockhausen’s Theory of Experimentation and Dahlhaus’s Writing of History”
Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, San Francisco, 10-13 November 2011
- “Stockhausen’s Theoretical Legacy: The Aesthetics of Experimentation”
The Musical Legacy of Karlheinz Stockhausen: Looking Back and Forward, Georg-August Universität, Göttingen, and the Stockhausen Foundation for Music, Kürten, Germany, 10-11 August 2011
- “Beethoven, Truth, and New Music”
Faculty Scholar Series, College of Musical Arts, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, USA, 23 March 2011
- “The Geist in the Machine: Material and Technology in Early Serialism”
The Ghost in the Machine – Technologies, Performance, Publics, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 2-3 February 2011
- “Historical Narrative and Aesthetic Judgment: serial and post-serial music in West Germany”
Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Cold War Panel, Philadelphia, 12-15 November 2009
- “Postwar Change and the Narrative Status Quo”
Sixth Biennial International Conference on Music Since 1900, Keele, England, 2-5 July 2009