On the music of Carolyn Chen and how New Materialist theories of vibration, vibrancy, and animation intersect with histories of race and subjecthood.
Long-form articles, some of which were first published elsewhere
William-Adolphe Bouguereau & Lisa Streich
What representation might mean for music by way of an analysis of the Pietà trope in the painting of William-Adolphe Bouguereau and the music of Lisa Streich.
Environmental aesthetics in Italian cinema and literature from the mid-20th century. Plus bonus Tati.
Helmut Lachenmann at 75
Marking the 75th birthday of German composer Helmut Lachenmann in 2010, this introduction to his music and its reception in the Anglophone world was first published in Tempo.
Helmut Lachenmann’s temA
An analysis of this seminal trio for flute, voice, and cello, taking its lead from the idea that its form can be understood through the physical processes of the bodies of the performers.