publications on music   

Herman van San, sketch for De Schim van Memling (1952)



  • Herbert Eimert and the Darmstadt School: The Consolidation of the Avant-Garde, Cambridge University Press series ‘Elements in Music Since 1945’ (forthcoming, 2020)

book chapters.

  • ‘Finnissy’s Three-Point Plans: Political Agendas and Musical Enunciations’, in Ian Pace and Nigel McBride (eds), Bright Futures, Dark Pasts: Michael Finnissy at 70 (London: Routledge, 2019)
  • 'The Making of Musical Extremism: The Monsters and the Critics of Total Serialism, in J. A. Dane (ed), Begging the Question: Chauceriana, Book History, and Humanistic Inquiry (Mythodologies II) (Los Angeles: Marymount Institute Press, 2019)


  • ‘An Apprenticeship and Its Stocktakings: Leibowitz, Boulez, Messiaen, and the Discourse and Practice of New Music’, Twentieth-Century Music (forthcoming, 2021)
  • ‘Who Is Buried in Webern’s Tomb? Orientations in the Reception of Serial Music from Messiaen to Stockhausen’, Perspectives of New Music (forthcoming, 2020)
  • ‘Roadmap to Total Control: A Critical Chronology and Work List for Herman Van San’, Revue belge de Musicologie / Belgisch Tijdschrift voor Muziekwetenschap, 73 (2019), 173–200
  • ‘»NEUE MUSIK ALTET EWIG« / New Music Aging Forever’, collaboration with Johannes Kreidler, Nuove Musiche. Forthcoming.
  • ‘Cyberbored/Culture-Jammed: The Short-Circuit of Musical Progress’, Nuove Musiche. Forthcoming.
  • ‘Not Everybody’s Goal’, Cacophony Magazine, 2017.

        http://www.cacophonymag.com/cacophonyhome2/2017/7/16/not-                                  everybodys-goal

        DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0040298217000420

modern critical editions.

  • Étude pour 15 instruments by Michel Fano. with commentary. 2018–2019.
  • Diaphonie for orchestra by Karel Goeyvaerts. with commentary. Donemus 2017.


  • Bernhard Lang, ParZeFool, album reviewed in Tempo, 74.293 (2020), 101–102

        DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0040298220000157

  • Hanna Hartman, Hurricane Season, hcmf//, reviewed in Tempo, 74.292 (2020), 87

        DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0040298219001323

  • Karlheinz Stockhausen, aus Licht, Holland Festival, reviewed in Tempo, 74.291 (2020), 99–101

        DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0040298219000810


        DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0040298218000736

  • Berlin PianoPercussion, Crossing Currents, album reviewed in Tempo, 72.286 (2019), 112–113

        DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0040298218000815

  • Ryoko Akama, places and pages, album reviewed in Tempo, 72.285 (2018), 93–94

        DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0040298218000505

  • Mein Staat als Freund und Geliebter, opera by Johannes Kreidler, reviewed in Tempo, 72.285 (2018), 77–78

        DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0040298218000396

  • Weekend EP Project, reviewed in Tempo, 72.285 (2018), 89–90                          DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0040298218000475
  • Donaueschingen Musiktage 2017, reviewed in Tempo, 72.284 (2018), 70–74  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0040298217001292
  • Composer Genealogies: A Compendium of Composers, Their Teachers, and Their Students by Scott Pfitzinger, reviewed in Tempo, 72.284 (2018), 93–95

        DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0040298217001401

  • 'Wet Hot Kranischstein Summer: Darmstadt 2016 in Review’, Tempo, 71.279 (2017), 87–91

        DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0040298216000735