Majors: Urban and Regional Studies and Music
Colleges: College of Architecture, Art, and Planning and College of Arts and Sciences
Though the curricula of my two degrees don’t overlap on the surface, I found that notions of improvisation and historical precedent in music have influenced how I understand planning practice and architectural history. I’ve also found that my spatially-minded sense of the world has affected how I understand music theory and spatial implications of musicology. I have sought to explore the intersections of the two fields by composing music which challenges assumptions and cultural implications of what is often deemed typical to set to art music. Building on the success of my first opera, I am also composing a second opera exploring the poetics and harshness of modernist architectural theory and its application to contemporary cities.
Here is the link to “The Woman at Copley Square, Sunday 26 July,” which I performed this past semester.