Select Writings and presentations


‘Bartók, Ligeti and the Innovative Middle Road’, in Ligeti’s Cultural Identities, Amy Bauer and Márton Kerékfy, eds. (Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2017)


Book: György Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre: Postmodernism, Musico-Dramatic Form and the Grotesque (Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2016)


‘Convergences and Discord in the Correspondence Between Ligeti and Adorno’,  Music & Letters, 96/2, 2015.

‘Resisting Closure: The Passacaglia Finale from György Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre’, Music Analysis, 2015.

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‘Remembrance and Prognosis in the Music of György Ligeti’, in Erling E. Guldbrandsen and Julian Johnson, eds.,  Transformations of Musical Modernism, Cambridge University Press, 2015. ISBN 9781107127210.



‘Ligeti and Adorno: The Letter Correspondence’. Paper delivered at the international conference ‘Music, Marxism, and the Frankfurt School’ at the School of Music, University College Dublin, 2-4 July 2014.


‘Highlighting Ligeti: Le Grand Macabre’. Presentation at the Norwegian National Opera 10.09.13. Excerpt translated to Norwegian and published in two parts in

‘Gesture and the Poetics of Musical Modernism’. Paper given at The Annual Conference of the Nordic Society of Aesthetics 31.05-01.06.2013.

Apati og handling‘. Review of Khairos for


‘Eivind Grovens renstemte orgel’ Interview for TV2 LørdagsMagasinet (interviewed by Stål Talsnes). 08.12.2012.

‘Gesture and the Flip Side of Tradition’. International seminar ‘Performing Modernism’ arranged by the Department of Musicology, UiO, and the Norwegian Academy of Music. 27-28.11.2012.

‘Tradition and the Endless Now: A Study of György Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre‘ (dissertation presentation) Sixteenth Nordic Musicological Congress, 7-10 August 2012, Stockholm University, Sweden.


‘Dialectical Horizons in György Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre.’ RMA Annual Conference, University of Sussex. Theme: ‘Horizons’; 2011-07-14 – 2011-07-16

‘Ligeti, Adorno and the Difficulty of Form.’ Seventh International Conference on Music Since 1900, LancMAC, Lancaster University; 2011-07-28 – 2011-07-31

‘Pseudomotivicism in Ligeti’s Music.’ Paper in seminar with Susan McClary; 2011-03-15


Review of: B-sides, Undercurrents and Overtones: Peripheries to Popular Music, 1960 to the Present By George Plasketes. Popular Musicology Online 2009

‘Cognition, Meaning and Analysis in Music; A Study of György Ligeti and his Later Works.’ Paper in seminar with Lydia Goehr; 2009-05-04

‘Ligeti and Dialectical Progression’. Paper in seminar with Allan Moore; 2009-09-30

‘Ligeti i vinden’. Morgenbladet 2009

(Review of La Fura Dels Baus’ production of Le Grand Macabre at the ENO)

‘Samstemmig lidenskap’. Morgenbladet 2009 (Concert review of Miguel Poveda and Rodolfo Mederos at Oslo World Music Festival)

‘Self-fashioning in Modernism’. Paper in seminar with Susan McClary; 2009-09-18


Interview in a programme dedicated to music and politics. ‘Hear and Now’, BBC Radio 3 2007-04-07


‘Late synthesis: György Ligeti’s Violin Concerto.’ New Notes 2006


The Music of György Ligeti and his Violin Concerto. A Study in Analysis, Reception and the Listening Experience. : UiO 2005 122p.