“Transcendental Temporality in the Music of Charles Ives”
A Talk by Dr. Matthew McDonald, Assistant Professor of Music
Monday April 9 from 12-1PM
About Dr. Matthew McDonald
Matthew McDonald is Assistant Professor of Music and member of the Cinema Studies faculty at Northeastern, where he directs the music-theory program and teaches courses in music theory, music history, and film music. He holds a B.A. in music from Carleton College, an M.A. in music theory and an M.M. in piano performance from the University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in music theory from Yale University. Prior to Northeastern, he taught at New York University and the University of Exeter (U.K.).
His research combines music-theoretical and music-historical approaches and concerns, focusing on Western classical music of the early-twentieth century and music in film. His articles have appeared in the journals 19th-Century Music, Music Analysis, and The Musical Quarterly, and his essay “Jeux de Nombres: Automated Rhythm in The Rite of Spring” is forthcoming in the Journal of the American Musicological Society. In 2010 he was awarded an ACLS Fellowship to complete his book, Breaking Time’s Arrow: Temporality in the Music of Charles Ives, which will be published by Indiana University Press in the series “Musical Meaning and Interpretation.” He is also currently writing several essays for edited collections on topics related to music in film. McDonald serves on the Professional Development Committee of the Society for Music Theory and is Treasurer of the New England Conference of Music Theorists.