Theory Thursday

A friend (Dr. Mike Berry, formerly of Texas Tech) has started a new blog entitled Listening to 20th- (and 21st-) Century Music. It’s over on the blogroll.

We’ve had some discussions over the past few months about comparing analytical approaches, and he’s doing something interesting. He’s adapted a Quaker Bible study approach to the study and analysis of post-tonal music. It’s a fascinating idea, one to which I am sympathetic; my own research adapts an ecological model of postmodernism to analysis of quotation-laden music, so I can appreciate when a theorist steps outside the norms of structuralism/function-based analyses and develops a new hermeneutic.

Go over there and take a look.



  1. Great tip! Thanks! Subscribed immediately after seeing the latest post. And I look forward to following along (mostly to see if I can keep up). 🙂

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