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I am a Lecturer at the Harvard University Department of Music, where I teach courses on a wide range of topics, including undergraduate theory, timbre, popular music, and sound studies. More broadly, my research aims to draw theories of music and media into a cross-disciplinary dialogue that examines technocultural mediation in contemporary sonic practices.


2020               Ph.D., Music Theory, McGill University

2012               Dual M.M., Music Theory and Violin Performance, University of Colorado at Boulder

2003               B.A., Music, University of North Carolina at Asheville


Book Chapters

Rhythm Quantization: Notes on the History of a Technocultural Practice.” Chapter for the Oxford Handbook of Time in Music, edited by Mark Doffmann, Emily Payne, and Toby Young, 347–372. Oxford: Oxford University Press (in press).

Refereed Articles

Encoding Post-Spectral Sound: Kaija Saariaho’s Electronic Works at IRCAM, 1982–87.” Music Theory Online 27, no. 3 (2021).

Transmedial Aesthetics and Mimetic Models in the Music of Panayiotis Kokoras.” Nuove Musiche 5 (2018): 119–139. See also forthcoming online companion piece, “Transmediation as Compositional Process: An Interview with Panayiotis Kokoras.”

Reassembling Kaija Saariaho’s Vers le blanc (1982).” Mitteilungen der Paul Sacher Stiftung 33 (2020): 37–44.

Playing with Shadows: Reinjection Loops and Historical Allusion in Georg Friedrich Haas’s Live-Electronic Music.” Circuitmusiques contemporaines 29, no. 2 (2019): 63–82.

Strange Yet Familiar Sounds in Zosha Di Castri’s String Quartet No.1.” Circuitmusiques contemporaines 28, no. 2 (2018): 83–98.

Audio Publications

Making Orchestras Speak/ Making Machines Listen.” SMT-POD: The Society of Music Theory Podcast, Season 1, no. 14 (April 14, 2022).

Conference Proceedings

Graphic Music Representations: A Comparative Study Based on an Aural Analysis of Philippe Leroux’s M.É.” Proceedings of the Electroacoustic Music Studies Network Conference (2014).

Book Reviews

Review of Sound UnseenAcousmatic Sound in Theory and Practice, by Brian Kane. Music Theory Online 21, no. 1 (2015).

Coauthored Publications

Sensate Sovereignty: A Dialogue on Dylan Robinson’s Hungry Listening.” Coauthored with Sadie Couture, Jonathan Sterne, Mehak Sawhney, Shirley Roburn, Andy Kelleher Stuhl, Burç Köstem, Hannah Tollefson, Randolph Jordan, Allyson Rogers, and Michael Nardone. AmodernCurrents (2020).

Blog Posts

    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    Lead Organizer. “Instruments, Interfaces, Infrastructures: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Musical Media.” To be held at Harvard University Department of Music, May 11-13, 2023.

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