I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History in Rome working on the historical relations between music, science and art. My PhD project “Harmonies at Work: Marin Mersenne and the Study of Music in the Early Modern Period” dealt with the French scholar and music theorist Marin Mersenne and his circle, investigating the production of new research tools, practices, and materials in musical and acoustical discourse in the early seventeenth century.



– “The Nature of Harmony: Marin Mersenne and the Trumpet as Voice of Nature,” in Music and Science Between Leonardo and Galileo, ed. Rudolf Rasch (Turnhout: Brepols, 2022), 305–333.


– Unbelievably Hard Work’: Marin Mersenne’s Harmonie Universelle at the Printer.” In: Early Printed Music and Material Culture in Central and Western Europe, ed. Andrea Lindmayr-Brandl and Grantley Macdonald (London: Routledge, 2021) 231–244.

– “The Echo in Early Acoustics: Between the Natural World and the Academy.” Sound Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 6/2 (2020): 196–214.


Essays, reviews, introductions

– (Together with Viktoria Tkaczyk) “Introduction: Sonic Things: Knowledge Formation in Flux.” Special Issue: Sound Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 6/2 (2020) 105–113.

– “Book Review: Nicholas Hammond, The Powers of Sound and Song in Early Modern Paris. University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2019.” Revue de Musicologie 107/1(2021) 145–148.

– “Breaking Glasses and Shattering Myths: Sound and Science in Early Modern Europe.” Contributor Essay on: Sound and Science. Digital Histories [available https://soundandscience.de/node/2484%5D.



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