After seven epic years, I graduated this month from the University of Pennsylvania with a PhD in Music. I'm looking forward to taking on new projects, including revising and publishing my dissertation.
My paper "Electric Music of the Spheres: Jörg Mager’s Technologies of Enchantment" was presented at the annual meeting of the American Musicological Society in San Francisco last month. This was a condensed version of one of my dissertation chapters on Mager, a pioneering inventor of early electronic instruments in Weimar Republic Germany. Thanks to AMS for allowing my paper to be presented in absentia and to Jeff Kallberg for volunteering to read it.