Trent Leipert

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Trent Leipert 

Trent Leipert holds a BA (Music & Art History) and MA (Musicology) from the University of British Columbia and a PhD (Music History & Theory) from the University of Chicago. His research, teaching, and creative practice are centered around three primary areas: music and philosophy (aesthetics, affect, subjectivity); music and multimedia (including film, video games, opera); and electronic and digital music histories and practices. He has been a Visiting Assistant Professor at Boston University and the University of Notre Dame and has been awarded fellowships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Paul Sacher Foundation (Switzerland), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and the Franke Institute for the Humanities (USA). His current book project, Video/Game/Techno, examines the relationship between electronic music technology, cultural history, and video-based media from the late 1970's to the present.

Selected Recent Academic Presentations and Publications

“Punch Up the Jam: Yuzo Koshiro’s Streets of Rage II: From Soundtrack to Techno Tracks.” North American Conference on Video Game Music 8, Virtual, June 13, 2021.

“Lachenmann’s Silent Voices (and the Speechless Echoes of Nono and Stockhausen).” Twentieth-Century Music 16/2 (2019): 589–619.

“Sensation et ce qui reste du sujet dans Index of Metals de Fausto Romitelli.” Invited talk at the Journée d’études, “Composer la sensation - An Index of Metals”, Université de Paris 8, November 15, 2019.

“Heterotopian Folds: Recent Work by Stevie Hanley.” In Stevie Hanley: Psychic Plumbing (Chicago: The University Club of Chicago Art Gallery with M.LeBlanc Gallery, 2019): 3-10.

“How Does Modernist Music Make You Feel? Between Subjectivity and Affect.” In Routledge Research Companion to Modernism in Music, eds. Charles Wilson and Björn Heile             (London: Routledge, 2018): 307–324.

 “The Submerged Subject of Video-Opera.” Opera Quarterly 33/2, (Spring 2017): 161–183.

“Late Nono and the Uncertain Interval: Three Reflections on Sonic Subjectivity.” Utopian Listening: the Late Electroacoustic Music of Luigi Nono.Technologies, Aesthetics, Histories, Futures. International Conference/Workshop/Concerts, Tufts University, March 26, 2016.

“Destination Unknown: Jean-François Lyotard and Orienting Musical Affect.” Music in Contemporary Philosophy, ed. Martin Scherzinger (New York: Routledge, 2015): 81-94.

“Late Nono, Subjects in Decline and States in Decay.” Compositional Aesthetics and the Political. Conference, Goldsmiths University of London, 23 February, 2015.

Recent Courses Taught

MU 100 - Introduction to Music
MU 299 AA - Film Soundtracks
MU 399 AB - Music Technology in the Classroom
MU 399 AD - Video Game Music
MUHI 202 - Music History Survey I (Classical to Contemporary)
MUHI 203 - Music History Survey II (Antiquity to Baroque)
MUHI 416 AB - 19th-Century Instrumental Genres
MUHI 416 AD - Song: Histories, Traditions, Practices
MAP 100 - Introduction to Media
MAP 200 AD - Post-punk: Style and Sound
CTCH 200 AI - Producing Electronic Dance Music