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    Leendert van der Miesen is a PhD student in Musicology at the Humboldt University in Berlin. Previously, he studied Musicology and Art Studies at the University of Amsterdam. He has conducted his research within the Collaborative Research Center 980 “Epistemes in Motion” in Berlin and was a visiting research scholar in the Research Group “Epistemes of Modern Acoustics”. His dissertation project, “Harmonies at Work: Marin Mersenne and the Study of Music in Early Modern Europe,” investigates the research practices and materials of the French scholar Marin Mersenne (1588-1648) and his circle. He is especially interested in the relations of music and science in the early modern period, instruments, print culture, and the history of the observation.



    – “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, forthcoming).

    – 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



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