NYU Steinhardt News

Scherzinger Discusses Pierre Boulez and the Reinvention of Musical Research

Martin Scherzinger, associate professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU Steinhardt, participated in a roundtable discussion with the conductor and composer Pierre Boulez, entitled "Dialogue de l'ombre double: Pierre Boulez and the Reinvention of Musical Research," on the Occasion of the Composer's 85th Birthday, at Columbia University on December 6. Scherzinger discussed the impact of Boulez's musical thinking and compositional technique on the philosophical work of Umberto Eco, Jean-Francois Lyotard, Michel Foucault, Roland Barthes, and Gilles Deleuze.

In addition to Boulez and Scherzinger, the panel featured:
- Fabien Lévy, Composer, Assistant Professor in Composition, Department of Music, Columbia University
- Miller Puckette, Associate Director of the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts and Chair, Department of Music, University of California, San Diego
- George E. Lewis, Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music, Department of Music, Columbia University

Watch video