Charles Kronengold

Assistant Professor of Musicology, Stanford University

My specialties include music since World War II; American popular music; film and media theory; comparative and counter-modernities; and music and poetry. My current research concerns the ways that modern artistic genres condition, depict, embody and help to transform the activity of thinking.

I have a number of articles and book-chapters published and forthcoming on Schoenberg, John Cage and Elliott Carter, soul, funk and disco, urban cinema, and philosophical subjects like composers’ intentions, the role of accidents in theory, Theodor Adorno’s aesthetics, and the relevance of African American music to current debates about the "post-secular."

Experience

  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Musicology, Stanford University