Delia Casadei

Seventh Year Graduate Student in Musicology
Room 103, Music Building


I am mainly interested in twentieth-century music, particularly, but not exclusively, Poulenc, Ravel, Satie, Milhaud, Cowell, Nancarrow and Ives. My philosophical angle is that of ‘funny’ and grotesque music, and also the very presence of laughter in a piece of music, with detours into mechanical music and repetition. I am also taken with impossibly broad subjects such as the historical-anthropological study of the concept and act of musical composition in Western Europe, and the aesthetics of musical time.