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Matthew A. Somoroff, Musicology

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  • Music 20s, SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC Synopsis

MAQueens College, CUNY2005
BANew York University2002

Research Interests: Jazz; Sound Recordings; 21st century music; listening practices; aesthetics

Matthew is completing his dissertation, which is an ethnography of jazz listeners. More broadly, Matthew's research interests lie in African American music, U.S. popular music genres, music and emotion, and music analysis.

Current projects:

"Hearing on the Edges: Listening Practices in a New York City Jazz Community"

Jazz • Listening • Sound Recordings • African American Music • Aesthetics • Urban Ethnography • Fans • Music Analysis

Recent Publications

  1. M.A. Somoroff, Media Review Essay, Jazz Perspectives, vol. 3 no. 2 (August, 2009), pp. 183-187
  2. Review of Hamilton, Andy, Lee Konitz: Conversations on the Improviser's Art, Popular Music and Society, vol. 32 no. 1 (February, 2009), pp. 139-141
  3. Review of Solis, Gabriel, Monk's Music: Thelonious Monk and Jazz History in the Making, Ethnomusicology, vol. 52 no. 3 (Fall, 2008), pp. 466-468
  4. Review of: Alexander Weheliye, Phonographies, Popular Music & Society, vol. 30 no. 2 (May, 2007), pp. 292-294
  5. Review of: Kyra Gaunt, The Games Black Girls Play, Popular Music & Society, vol. 30 no. 2 (May, 2007), pp. 298-300
Selected Grant Support

  • Duke University Bass Instructorship, 2011-2012.      

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