Faculty Affiliate of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Associate Professor of Music
College of Arts, Media, and Design
Deirdre Loughridge is a musicologist who specializes in musical cultures of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and in histories of music technology. Her first book, Haydn’s Sunrise, Beethoven’s Shadow: Audiovisual Culture and the Emergence of Musical Romanticism (University of Chicago Press, 2016) won the Kenshur Prize for outstanding book in eighteenth-century studies. Her current research explores how music has been used to define the nature of, and relationships between humans and machines from the eighteenth century to today.
Membership, Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies, Princeton, NJ 2019-20
Kenshur Prize from the Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies at Indiana University for Haydn’s Sunrise, Beethoven’s Shadow, 2017
Loughridge select publications list
Haydn’s Sunrise, Beethoven’s Shadow: Audiovisual Culture and the Emergence of Musical Romanticism (University of Chicago Press, 2016). https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/H/bo23530341.html
“Daphne Oram, Cyberneticist?” Resonance: The Journal of Sound and Culture 2/4 (2021): 503-522. https://doi.org/10.1525/res.2021.2.4.503
“Metamorphosis and the Taxonomy of Musical Instruments,” Journal of Musicological Research 40/3 (2021): 279-288.
“‘Always Already Technological’ : New Views of Music and the Human in Musicology and the Cognitive Sciences,” Music Research Annual 2 (2021): 1-22. https://musicresearchannual.org/loughridge-always-already-technological/
“Piano Death and Life,” Keyboard Perspectives 10 (2017): 1-18.
“Science, Technology, and Love in Late Eighteenth-Century Opera,” in Nineteenth-Century Opera and the Scientific Imagination, ed. David Trippett and Benjamin Walton (Cambridge University Press, 2019), 175-198. https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/331112?show=full
“Timbre Before Timbre: Listening to the Effects of Organ Stops, Violin Mutes and Piano Pedals ca. 1650-1800,” in The Oxford Handbook of Timbre, ed. Emily Dolan and Alexander Rehding (Oxford University Press, 2018). https://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190637224.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780190637224-e-16
“Celestial Mechanisms: Adam Walker’s Eidouranion, Celestina and the Advancement of Knowledge,” in Sound Knowledge: Music and Science in London, 1789-1851, ed. Ellen Lockhart and James Davies (University of Chicago Press, 2017), 47-76.
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