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Thomas W. Patteson

Music History

Thomas W. Patteson is a specialist in music since 1900. His research and teaching explore the modern classical tradition and its 20th-century offshoots of electronic and experimental music. Other interests include popular music, aesthetics, and technology. His book Instruments for New Music: Sound Technology and Modernism in the Weimar Republic will be published in late 2015 by the University of California Press.
Dr. Patteson has studied at New College of Florida, as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Cologne (Germany), and at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his Ph.D. in music history. Actively involved in the Philadelphia new music scene, Dr. Patteson is an associate curator at Bowerbird and has collaborated with groups such as Data Garden, <fidget>, and Philadelphia Sound Forum. He joined the Curtis faculty in 2013.

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