Current Research Interests
The Emancipation of Timbre: From Mahler to Varèse; Functional Orchestration, Syntax, and Planal Analysis (dissertation)
Musical analysis of timbre
Mahler, Strauss, Debussy, Schoenberg, Berg, Webern, Stravinsky, Varèse (and so many more!)
The Amati family of violin makers and Antonio Stradivari
Cremonese violin design
Historical units of measurement and the application of metrology to musical instruments
Iconography of musical instruments
Alteration and modernization of musical instruments during historical periods
The evolution of music, musical style, and performance practice with the emergence of new musical instrument technologies
"The King is in the Details: Recreating the Lost Decorations." Of Note. Metropolitan Museum of Art: August 2015.
"Deconstructing the King." The Strad, June 2015, 24-31.
"Andrea Amati: King Cello." Poster supplement to The Strad, June 2015.
The Violin-Family Designs of Andrea Amati: Reconstructing the Original Outlines of the King Cello and Propugnaculo Viola. ProQuest LLC, 2014, UMI 1561686.
"Unweaving the Rainbow." The Strad, April 2014, 42-47.
Recorder by Jan Juriaesnz van Heerde. National Music Museum: 2014. (Technical drawing)
Anonymous Viola Bow. National Music Museum: 2014. (Technical drawing)
Musical modernism, visual arts and music, material culture and music
Symbolism in the visual arts
Historical architectural treatises
Anatomical wood identification in musical instruments
Fifteenth- and sixteenth-century varnish making
History of musical instrument restoration
Development of the modern bow
Bow makers of the Vuillaume shop
Music at the Court of Charles IX of France
Music at the Court of Charles IV of Spain
Royal patronage of instrument makers and instruments owned by royal courts
Instrument holding devices and Renaissance performance practice
Bassoon history and development
Tenoroon scaling and the bassoons of William Milhouse
Film music and the use of concert music in film