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Martin Scherzinger

Visiting Scholar (Apr 2018-May 2018)

PhD, Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication

Martin Scherzinger is Associate Professor in the Department of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University. He studied music theory at Columbia University, obtaining his PhD in 2000 with a dissertation on the intersection of music theory and social thought. He has been a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Princeton University Society of Fellows (2004–2007), and received various fellowships (ranging from AMS50 to ACLS). Martin’s research is on sound, music, media, and politics of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, with a particular focus on global biographies of sound and other ephemera circulating in geographically remote regions. His research examines the poetics of intellectual property in diverse sociotechnical environments, relations between aesthetics and censorship, mathematical geometries of musical time, and histories of sound in philosophy. In addition to his academic research, Martin is a widely performed composer; his most recent commission is for a composition in honor of Nelson Mandela’s Centennial to be performed for “Africa Day” in Cape Town in May 2018. He is on the editorial board of various music journals, and has recently begun working on links between political economy and digital sound technologies.

Projects

Algorithmic Modeling of Musical Time

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Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities

Neo-Colonial Temporalities

Apollonia Theater, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Algorithmic Models of Musical Time

Center for Material Culture Studies, University of Delaware

Physics and Metaphysics of Post-Truth (Or, Do Realia Deliver us from Fake Facts?)

Colorado College, Colorado Springs

The Techno-Cultural History of MIDI

Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS), Stanford University, Palo Alto

Mathematics of African Dance Rhythms

 Library of Congress, Washington D.C.