Current Research Interests
Matt's dissertation, The Emancipation of Timbre: From Mahler to Varèse; Functional Orchestration, Syntax, and Planal Analysis, focuses on timbre’s functional role in musical logic in late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century music.
Other interests include the violins of the Amati family and Antonio Stradivari, historical units of measurement and the application of metrology to musical instruments, the alteration and modernization of musical instruments during historical periods, and the evolution of music, musical style, and performance practice with the emergence of new musical instrument technologies.
Current Appointments & Affiliations
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