YouTube’s massive platform offers many benefits to the music scholar working in the public sphere. Engaging in such work is easy on YouTube, where an entire sub-genre of “Explainer” videos proliferates on virtually any topic. Music scholars, and …
Given the current pandemic, all academic conferences have shifted online; some more successfully than others! This year, I was lucky enough to be selected to give a short talk on a panel about public musicology, and of course I chose to speak about my work making videos on the Dies irae. Here is a link to my (slightly stuffy) academic talk. It’s not exactly a “how-to” video, but more of a behind-the-scenes look at some of my (admittedly unique) decisions.
It’s spooky season and that means my work on the Dies irae in film music has bubbled up on the internet again. I was interviewed on a few different platforms recently, and I wanted to post those links here too.
The first was an interview with the podcaster Dallas Taylor for the Twenty Thousand Hertz podcast.
Dies irae artwork by George Butler This was a fun talk, and I got to really unpack the Dies irae within the broader context of the history of film music.