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Judith Lochhead

Professor of Music History & Theory lochhead

Judy Lochhead is a music theorist and musicologist whose work focuses on the most recent musical practices in North America and Europe, with particular emphasis on music of the western classical tradition. Lochhead has articles appearing in such English-language journals as Music Theory Spectrum , the Journal of the American Musicological Society , Music Theory Online, Theory and Practice, In Theory Only , Perspectives of New Music, and in various edited collections. Book-length publications include:   Reconceiving Structure: New Tools in Music Theory and Analysis (Routledge, 2015); Music’s Immanent Future: Beyond Past and Present , co-edited with Sally Macarthur and Jennifer Shaw (Ashgate 2016); Sound and Affect: Sound, Music, World , edited by Stephen Decatur Smith, Judy Lochhead, and Eduardo Mendieta (Forthcoming, University of Chicago Press 2019); and Postmodern Music/Postmodern Thought, co-edited by Judy Lochhead and Joseph Auner (Routledge 2001).  Lochhead’s current projects include the following articles:  “Music Places: Imaginative Transports of Listening,” “On Saariaho’s Microsonology,”  “The New Music Scene: Passionate Commitment in the Twenty-first Century Gig Economy, and “New Music and Ontoethical Musical Practice.”

Recent courses include:  Undergraduate--Rock, Popular Music and Society; Music and Culture of the 1960s.  Graduate--Theories of Timbre and Timbral Analysis, Listening, Hearing, Perception: Contests of the Ear, Perspectives on the Performance of Music Since 1945 (with Eduardo Leandro)

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