Neil Crimes

Ninth Year Graduate Student in Theory
Room 103, Music Building

My current research is centered on the nature of silence in music, focusing on its ubiquitous relationship to the voice. My other main interests, in temporality and repetition (especially in the writings of Heidegger and Nietzsche), also tie into this study. In previous work, I have focused on Messiaen’s use of pre-composed chord tables, and long-range tonal coherence in Beethoven’s late quartets--with a particular emphasis on Schenkerian analysis. My research is funded by a UK Thouron Award.