Thomas Patteson is a teacher, writer, and musician who specializes in the classical, electronic, and experimental musical traditions. He is Professor of Music History at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and Associate Curator for Bowerbird, an arts organization that presents contemporary music, film, and dance. Thomas' first book, Instruments for New Music, a study of experimental sound technologies in Germany during the Weimar Republic, was published by the University of California Press in 2016.
Beyond his academic work, he has organized concerts and events with groups such as Data Garden, <fidget>, and Philadelphia Sound Forum. Online projects include the music blog Acousmata and the Museum of Imaginary Musical Instruments.
Current interests include: