academic appointments

THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC, LONDON 2016–2017
Visiting Research Fellow in Composition

BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY 2016–2017
Lecturer in Music

HARVARD UNIVERSITY 2008-2016
Preceptor on Music 2011-2016
full-time faculty position, non-tenure track, with a fixed term of 5 years; 
designed and taught 4 courses per year in both composition and theory, 
thesis advising in composition and theory, member of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
Lecturer on Music 2008-2011
full-time position with fixed term of 3 years;
designed and taught 4 courses per year in both composition and theory

AMHERST COLLEGE  2005-2007
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music 2007
full time visiting professorship (spring semester)
The Joseph E. and Grace W. Valentine Visiting Professor of Music 2005-2006
full time visiting professorship


education


BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY  Ph.D. in Composition and Music Theory  2008
Primary teachers — David Rakowski, Martin Boykan, Eric Chafe
Dissertation : Boulez-fixe: Construction and Cadence in Mémoriale (…explosante-fixe…Originel) & Romanzero Lieder (seven settings of Heine)

THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC, LONDON  MMus in Music Composition  2002
Primary teacher — Michael Finnissy
Graduated with distinction, receiving the Theodore Holland Award for best composition portfolio

AMHERST COLLEGE  Bachelor of Arts  1998
Primary teacher — Lewis Spratlan
Graduated summa cum laude, and with distinction


published scholarship

Peer-reviewed journal articles

“Conceiving Music Photorealism: An Interview with Richard Beaudoin.” Interview by Danick Trottier. Perspectives of New Music 51, no. 1 (Winter 2013): 174–195. 

“The Handless Watch: On Composing and Performing Flutter echoes.” Co-author Neil Heyde. CeReNeM: Journal of the Centre for New Music Research 3 (November 2012): 7–20. Republished in Divergence Press 1 (March 2013): 7–20.

“A Musical Photograph?” Co-author Andrew Kania. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 70, no. 1 (2012): 115-127. 

“You’re there and you’re not there: Musical Borrowing and Cavell’s ‘Way’.” Journal of Music Theory 51, no. 1 (2010): 91-105. 

“Conceiving Musical Transdialection.” Co-author Joseph Moore. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 68, no. 2 (2010): 105–117. 

“Counterpoint and Quotation in Ussachevsky’s Wireless Fantasy.” Organised Sound 12, no. 2 (2007): 143–151.

“Anonymous Sources: Finnissy Analysis and the Opening of Chapter 8 of The History of Photography in Sound.” Perspectives of New Music 45, no. 2 (Summer 2007): 1–23. 


invited lectures & paper presentations

SMT/AMS VANCOUVER Vancouver, British Columbia — 5 November 2016
“Creaking Chairs and Metric Clarity: Microtiming Glenn Gould Recording Schoenberg Op. 19/1” 
2016 Conference of the Society for Music Theory

PERFORMANCE SCIENCE NETWORK CONFERENCE Bath, UK — 15 July 2016
“Bacchante: an analysis of a production of a performance of a composition based on a transcription of a recording”
Given with Simon Zagorski-Thomas, Neil Heyde, Andrew Bourbon & Amy Blier-Carruthers
In absentia: my talk given as pre-recorded audio with slides
Devoted to the composition, performance and recording of my recent solo work, Bacchante

THE LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS London, England — 2 June 2016
International Conference “The Transformation of Rhetoric in the 21st Century ”
Lecture: "The tenor, the vehicle, the naked base"
Alongside performance of two compositions from Digital Memory and the Archive by cellist Neil Heyde
Host: Alain Pottage, Professor, The London School of Economics 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY Berkeley, California — 4 March 2016
Composition colloquium: "Ideas about Microtiming, with selections from the Études d'un préludeThe Artist and his Model, Ebenbild and Digital Memory and the Archive"
Host: Cindy Cox, Professor of Music, University of California, Berkeley

HARVARD UNIVERSITY Cambridge, Massachusetts — 16 January 2016
“Creaking Chairs and Musical Form: Microtiming Glenn Gould playing Schoenberg Op. 19/1” 
2016 Meeting of the Northeast Music Cognition Group, poster session

BOSTON UNIVERSITY Boston, Massachusetts — 20 October 2015
Colloquium: “On Pacing, Performance and Composition” 
Host: Ketty Nez, Assistant Professor of Music, Boston University

BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY Waltham, Massachusetts — 17 September 2015
Colloquium: “On Pacing, Performance and Composition” 
Host: Davy Rakowski, Walter W. Naumburg Professor of Composition, Brandeis University

UNITED STATES CONSULATE : THE SHANGHAI AMERICAN CENTER Shanghai, China — 12 May 2015 
Lecture: "
What Makes Music Beautiful?"
Host: The U.S. Consulate General Shanghai Public Affairs Section

EAST CHINA NORMAL UNIVERSITY Shanghai, China — 8 May 2015
Lecture: "自然VS人类 – Nature Versus Man: Linear Analysis of Lieder by Schubert and Schumann"
part of the research program Study on Chinese and Western Modern Music from Perspective of Semiotics
Host: Yan Zheng, Associate Professor of Music, East China Normal University 

SHANGHAI CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC  Shanghai, China — 6 May 2015
Lecture: “Composition and Microtiming” 
Host: Professor Zhang Wei, and Professor Zhou Qian, Shanghai Conservatory of Music

HARVARD UNIVERSITY Cambridge, Massachusetts — 27 April 2015
Colloquium: “On EbenbildBacchante, and my Recent Music” 
Host: Harvard Group for New Music [HGNM]

BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC Boston, Massachusetts — 8 April 2015
Colloquium: "Microtiming: Borrowing, Measuring, Composing"
Host: Andrew List, Professor, Berklee College of Music 

HARVARD UNIVERSITY Cambridge, Massachusetts — 20 January 2015
Lecture: "Microtiming: Borrowing, Measuring, Composing", part of Sensing the Data
Host: FAS Group Expanding the Boundaries of Authorship, Martin Shreiner, Harvard University 

BOSTON UNIVERSITY Boston, Massachusetts — 4 November 2014
Colloquium: “On my Music", for the Composers Forum
Host: Joshua Feinberg, Professor of Composition, Boston University

THE UNIVERSITY OF YORK York, UK — 4 June 2014
Lecture: “Recent Developments in Microtiming as a Compositional Material"
Hosts: Catherine Laws, Professor and Dr Thomas Simaku, Reader, University of York 

YALE UNIVERSITY New Haven, Connecticut — 10 April 2014
Lecture: “Rhythm and Temporality”
Host: Ève Poudrier, Assistant Professor, Yale University 

THE LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS London, England — 7 June 2013
International Conference “Copies, Casts and Replicas”
Invited lecture/recital on my compositions, with pianist Mark Knoop
Host: Alain Pottage, Professor, The London School of Economics 

HARVARD UNIVERSITY Cambridge, Massachusetts — 26 March 2013
Lecture:  “Writing Across Music” as part of the Seminar Series Rethinking Translation
Hosts: Stephanie Sandler and Sandra Naddaff, Harvard University

YALE UNIVERSITY New Haven, Connecticut — 12 December 2012
Lecture:  “The Concept of Time”
Host: Paul North, Associate Professor, Yale University 

HOCHSCHULE, LUZERN - MUSIK Lucerne, Switzerland — 3 May 2012
Guest of the Schweizerische Musikforschende Gesellschaft
Lecture: "On the Art of Composing with Micro-Temporal Data"
Host: Olivier Senn, Professor, Hochschule, Luzern – Musik 

THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR AESTHETICS Tampa, Florida — 26 October 2011
Lecture: (in absentia) with Dr Andrew Kania, Professor, Trinity University: “A Musical Photograph?”  
Host: 2011 National Conference of the American Society for Aesthetics

DARTMOUTH COLLEGE Hanover, New Hampshire — 6 October 2011
Lecture: “On Time in my Recent Music” to the Dartmouth Composers Forum
Host: Spencer Topel, Assistant Professor, Dartmouth College 

HARVARD UNIVERSITY Cambridge, Massachusetts — 17 February 2011
Harvard Thinks Big: “Experiencing Time in Music” 
Chosen in campus-wide poll as one of 10 professors to address 1000 undergraduate students on a general topic

HARVARD UNIVERSITY Cambridge, Massachusetts — 20 September 2010
Colloquium: “Micromeasured Interpretations as Compositional Material” 
Host: Harvard Group for New Music [HGNM] 

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE The Centre for Music and Science Cambridge, England — 23 March 2010
Lecture: “Some Account of the Process of Microtiming and Musical Photorealism”
Host: Nicholas Cook, 1684 Professor of Music, University of Cambridge 

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE The Faculty of Music Composition Cambridge, England — 23 March 2013
Lecture: “On my Recent Music”
Host: Nicholas Cook, 1684 Professor of Music, University of Cambridge 

THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC London, England — 13 March 2010
Research Event devoted to the Étude d’un prélude series
Lecture: “Micro-measured Interpretations as Compositional Material”
with additional talks by Dr Olivier Senn and Lorenz Kilchenmann (Hochschule, Luzern)
and performances by the Kreutzer String Quartet and Mark Knoop
Host: Neil Heyde, Professor, Royal Academy of Music 

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY The Steinhardt School of Music New York — 7 February 2010
Research Event devoted to the Étude d’un prélude series
Lecture: “Some Account of the Process of Microtiming and Musical Photorealism”
Host: Marilyn Nonken, Professor, NYU Steinhardt School 

THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR AESTHETICS Northampton, Massachusetts — 16 November 2008
Paper: “Conceiving Musical Transdialection”; co-authored with Dr Joseph Moore, Professor, Amherst College
Host: 2008 National Conference of the American Society for Aesthetics


fellowships & prizes

The Ira Gershwin Prize in Music and Theater Arts 
Brandeis University, 2007

The Irving Fine Fellowship for Music Composition 
Brandeis University, 2005

The Roland Wood Fellowship 
Amherst College, 2004-2005

The Theodore Holland Award 
The Royal Academy of Music, 2001
Awarded to the best postgraduate composition portfolio at the Royal Academy, Royal Northern Academy, Royal Scottish Academy, and Royal College of Music

The Basildon Bond Award for Orchestral Composition
The Royal Academy of Music, London, 2001

The Mosco Carner Fellowship 
The Royal Academy of Music, London, 2001

The Edward Poole-Lay Fellowship 
Amherst College, 2000-2001

MacDowell Colony Fellow 
January-February 1999

The Eric B. Sundquist Prize in Music 
Amherst College, 1998


teaching awards


The Harvard University Certificate of Teaching Excellence 
Earned a total of 28 times, during every semester of teaching over the last eight years
Spring 2016 (twice) for Theory IIb & Theory Ib
Fall 2015 (twice) for Theory Ia & Proseminar in Composition
Spring 2015 for Theory Ib
Fall 2014 (twice) for Theory Ia & Proseminar in Composition
Spring 2014 (twice) for Theory IIb & Theory Ib
Fall 2013 (twice) for Theory Ia & Proseminar in Composition
Spring 2013 (twice) for Theory IIb & Theory Ib
Fall 2012 (twice) for Theory Ia & Proseminar in Composition
Spring 2012 (twice) for Theory IIb & Introduction to Composition
Fall 2011 for Foundations of Tonal Music I
Spring 2011 (twice) for Theory IIb & Introduction to Composition
Fall 2010 (twice) for Foundations of Tonal Music I & Proseminar in Composition
Spring 2010 for Theory IIb
Fall 2009 (twice) for Foundations of Tonal Music I & Introduction to Composition
Spring 2009 for Foundations of Tonal Music II
Fall 2008 for Tonal Counterpoint
Fall 2008 for Introduction to Composition

The Outstanding Teaching Fellow Award
Brandeis University, 2006-2007