Research and Writing

 
 

My research interests are focused on late twentieth-century music and culture, encompassing connections between music, politics and philosophy; questions of the ‘Modernist Legacy’; musical analysis; and composition. 


My PhD research centres on living German composer Mathias Spahlinger and the persistence of Modernism in his thought and compositions. 


The crucial argument is that particular social and musical formations have led to a persistence of unashamed modernism in the Germany of this period. It aims to paint a more complex picture of modernism than its well-known detractors would allow. 


Current research areas also include: the position of the German intellectual within post-WWII society; the possible applications of philosopher Jacques Rancière to Mathias Spahlinger’s compositional approach; and the influence of the Frankfurt School, particularly Adorno, on German contemporary music.



Reviewing and Writing


I am a regular concert and CD reviewer, with my writing appearing in BBC Music Magazine and Classical Music Magazine, as well as online magazines Polaroids and Polar Bears and The Cusp.


In 2009 I won the BBC Music Magazine Michael Oliver Award for writers under 30 and in 2014 I won the Robert Maycock memorial prize.

Journal Articles


  1. -Mathias Spahlinger’s passage/paysage and the ‘barbarity of continuity’. Contemporary Music Review


  1. -The Case for a British Darmstadt. TEMPO



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  1. -BBC Music Magazine Michael Oliver Award.


  1. -Classical Music Magazine Robert Maycock Award.



Hélène Grimaux 2016

The Cusp

Welsh National Opera

P&P


Welsh National Opera

P&P

BCMG

P&P

Reimann

BBC Music Magazine

Danel Quartet

BBC Music Magazine

Seht die Sonne

BBC Music Magazine

Rhapsodic Musings

BBC Music Magazine


Piano Music

BBC Music Magazine

Madhares

BBC Music Magazine

Sonnets without Words

BBC Music Magazine

The Cusp

Research Interests