2019 - Thomas Christensen

24. Januar 2019
18.00–19.30, Reiterkaserne, Seminarraum EG 32

Gastseminar mit Thomas Christensen (University of Chicago)
The Global Dissemination of European Music Theory. New Perspectives

Thomas Christensen (2018), Music Theory, Cultural Transfer, and Colonial Hybridity, ZGMTH 15/2, 15–21. https://doi.org/10.31751/990

Thomas Christensen (born 1954) is the Avalon Foundation Professor of Music and the Humanities at the University of Chicago, where he has taught since 1999. A scholar of historical music theory and its intellectual and social contexts, he has published a number of monographs, including a major study of the music theory of Jean-Philippe Rameau in 1993. He was also the editor of the Cambridge History of Western Music Theory which appeared in 2002, and most recently, an anthology of essays published by Ashgate Press in 2014 entitled The Work of Music Theory. Professor Christensen has been the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards; he was a fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin Germany in 2011–2012, and most recently the recipient of both an ACLS and a Guggenheim Fellowship to support his current research project entitled Stories of Tonality in the Age of François-Joseph Fétis, which will be published next year by the University of Chicago Press. Professor Christensen earned his PhD from Yale University (1985). Besides the University of Chicago, he has also taught at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Iowa.