Research and Publications: Music, Pantomime, and Freedom in Enlightenment France, Queer Identity and Visibility in the Wind Band, and more

Associate Professor of Musicology Dr. Hedy Law published Music, Pantomime, and Freedom in Enlightenment France (Boydell & Brewer), a new book that explores how “composers and performers use[d] the lost art of pantomime to explore and promote the Enlightenment ideals of free expression.”

Winds, Brass, and Percussion Chair Dr. Robert Taylor contributed the chapter “Out in Front: Queer Identity and Visibility in the Wind Band” to The Horizon Leans Forward: Stories of Courage, Strength, and Triumph of Underrepresented Communities in the Wind Band Field (GIA Publications). You can watch Dr. Taylor discuss his book chapter in a special roundtable discussion convened by the book publishers.

Assistant Professor of Music Theory Dr. Ève Poudrier published a study on listeners’ perceived grouping of simple tone sequences titled “The Influence of Rate and Accentuation on Subjective Rhythmization” in Music Perception: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Among other findings, the study reveals a preference for duple metric grouping of low-level ternary groups (6/8 and 12/8).

Assistant Professor of Viola Marina Thibeault published “Athletes in the Practice Room: A guide for musicians modelled on the mental training of elite athletes” in the Journal of the American Viola Society, Volume 37, Number 1.


Professor of Musicology Dr. Alexander Fisher contributed a chapter, “Bells,” to Information: A Historical Companion (eds. Ann Blair, Paul Duguid, Anja-Silva Goeing, and Anthony Grafton), a new book published by Princeton University Press that “traces the creation, management, and sharing of information across six centuries.”

Professor of Musicology Dr. David Metzer published “Prisoners’ Voices: Frederic Rzewski’s Coming Together and Attica” in the Journal of Musicology. The article explores how Rzewski “brings out the infliction of pain that scholars have viewed as a fundamental aspect of incarceration.”