Writing

 Papers

(Some papers are also collected on my Academia.edu page.)

Some thoughts on the devising process for Signs of Struggle and Adagio in Experimental Music Yearbook, 2016

Spin Straw (contribution to MusikTexte 149, guest edited by Jennifer Walshe, on “The New Discipline”)

Draw a line around a rock (liner notes for Ryoanji, Orenda Records 0025)

Virtuosity in Transcription (on music of Franz Liszt, Yasunao Tone, and Peter Ablinger)

Bleakness and Melancholy (on Aldo Clementi and Morton Feldman)

Boring routes to a Body without Organs (on Tara Donovan, David Dunn, and George Romero)

Now you see it, now you don’t (on Marian Zazeela, Mieko Shiomi, Tan Lin)

Courage and Awesomeness (on Christian Wolff, Josiah Oberholtzer, Annesley Black)

Off-ice figure skating (on transcriptions of Camen and Celine Dion’s “I will always love you” for dictionaraoke and off-ice skating)


Undergraduate thesis

Free Improvisation and Radical Politics (on Sun Ra, the AACM, Pauline Oliveros, and the Oxford Improvisers)


Program essays for the Camera Lucida chamber music series (2009-2012)

Punchlines, Throughlines (on Beethoven, Sonata for Cello and Piano in C Major, Op.102, No.1; Beethoven, Piano Quartet in E-flat major, Op.16; Beethoven, String Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op.131)

Chasers (on Mozart-Bach, Preludes and Fugues for String Trio; Strauss, Sextet for Strings from Capriccio, Op.85; Brahms, Sextet for Strings in B-flat, Op.18)

Mites and murmurs (on Beethoven, “Ghost” Trio; Martinu, Duo for Violin and Cello H.157; Schubert, Trio in E-flat, Op.100)

Little Pictures:  Orange Sunrise and Frozen Coffee-Table Gossip in Late 19th-Century Vienna (on Mahler, Piano Quartet; Zemlinsky, Clarinet Trio, Op.3; Wagner, Siegfried Idyll; Strauss, Emperor Waltz)

The Sweet and the Morbid:  Debussy’s Late Sonatas

Subsidiary Motives: Johannes Brahms circa 1861 Brahms. Piano Quartet in A major, Op.26.

History of Gardening: Melancholy and Romantic Music