Music in the Gulag

Since I have extensive experience with Russian culture and much interest in Soviet culture, I decided to study the composers in the Gulag during Stalin’s era. I quickly realized that the topic was too narrow, and so I broadened it to “Music in the...

How to Map Art Music in New York in the 1920s

As I continue forward on my research in the world of musical geography, I have found many a philosophical and methodological conundrum that I have had to face on nearly a daily basis. Our readings have shaped how I do research and how I make maps and will continue to...

Reflecting on the Map Making Process

Over a single week I have dived head first into the world of musical geography, transitioning from a map novice to a map critic to, finally, a map maker. While this was a very quick turnaround given my complete naïveté with maps only two weeks ago, I feel a sense of...