Episode 12


In this episode Liam and Stephen discuss Seth Brodsky's fascinating article, 'Rihm, Tonality, Psychosis, Modernity,' in which Brodsky presents an innovative Lacanean reading of modernist music and tonality through the case of Wolfgang Rihm. Check it out below, on iTunes or with your podcatcher of choice.

Seth Brodsky, 'Rihm, Tonality, Psychosis, Modernity,' Twentieth-Century Music, Volume 15, Issue 2, June 2018, pp. 147-186


Episode 11


In this episode Liam and Stephen discuss the disciplinary divide between the natural sciences and the humanities, and ways we may or may not bridge that divide.

This discussion is inspired by Nina Sun Eidsheim's 'Maria Callas's Waistline and the Organology of Voice', in which Eidsheim constructs a feminist critique of the cultural yoking of Maria Callas's voice and weight using an intriguing interdiscipline she describes as vocal organalogy. Check it out!

Nina Sun Eidsheim, 'Maria Callas's Waistline and the Organology of Voice', in The Opera Quarterly, Volume 33, Numbers 3-4, Summer-Autumn 2017

Episode 10

In this episode your intrepid hosts discuss musical omnivory, discourse analysis, whither musicology, meta-musicology, #musicologytwitter and more.

The discussion is in response to David Blake’s ‘Musicological Omnivory in the Neoliberal University’, published in The Journal of Musicology, Vol. 34, Issue 3, pp. 319–353.

Episode 9


In this episode Liam and Stephen discuss the internet and the post-internet, millenials and post-millenials, multi-modal culture and digitial utopias...and a little bit of music too (including Holly Herndon, a still from whose 'Chorus' can be seen above).

The discussion is in response to Michael Waugh's '"My laptop is an extension of my memory and self": Post-Internet identity, virtual intimacy and digital queering in online popular music', published in Vol. 36, Issue 2, of Popular Music.

Research in the Round this episode covers everything from Steven Shaviro's Digital Music Videos to the Kyoto Prize and Susan McClary and Robert Walser's new endowment.



Episode 8

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In this episode of Talking Musicology Liam and Stephen discuss recent debates on canons and curricula, notation and diversification, through the lens of Alejandro L. Madrid's article ‘Diversity, Tokenism, Non-Canonical Musics, and the Crisis of the Humanities in U.S. Academia’, available in the Spring 2017 issue of The Journal of Music History Pedagogy.

Episode 7

In this episode of Talking Musicology Liam and Stephen discuss ethnography and ethnomusicology, post-colonial theory and narrative, and literature as alienation. This is all through the lens of Katie Graber writing on Francis La Flesche in ‘Francis La Flesche and Ethnography: Writing, Power, Critique’, available in the Winter 2017 issue of Ethnomusicology.  Meanwhile in Research-in-the-Round, we highlight an upcoming conference based on the work of Barry S. Brook, and Tim Rutherford-Johnson’s new book Music After the Fall.