Long-form articles, some of which were first published elsewhere

Who vibrates?

On the music of Carolyn Chen and how New Materialist theories of vibration, vibrancy, and animation intersect with histories of race and subjecthood.

Two Pietàs

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.

Into the Lion’s Den

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.

A Structure of Physicalities

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.