Dr. Leon Chisholm

Hauptforschungsgebiete

  • The history of music and embodied cognition
  • The ontology of stylistic change
  • The interaction between instrumental performance and polyphonic composition, 1550–1650
  • The history of instrumental timbre

Vita

Ausbildung

2008–2015

Ph.D., Music History and Literature, University of California, Berkeley

Dissertation: “Keyboard Playing and the Mechanization of Polyphony in Italian Music, circa 1600”

Co-Advisors: Profs. Kate van Orden and James Q. Davies

2006–2008M.A., Music History and Literature, University of California, Berkeley
2003–2004M.M., Organ Performance, Arizona State University
1999–2003B.Mus.(Hons.), Organ Performance and History & Literature of Music, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Werdegang

Seit 2020Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, "Histories of Music, Mind, and Body," Research Group Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics
2019–2020Postdoctoral Fellow, Humboldt University, Berlin, Research Group “Epistemic Dissonances. Objects and Tools of Early Modern Acoustics” of the Collaborative Research Center 980
2019–2020Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
2016–2019Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Group “Materiality of Musical Instruments: New Approaches to a Cultural History of Organology,” Research Institute for the History of Science and Technology, Deutsches Museum, Munich
2015–2016Fellow of the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University

Publikationen

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Leon Chisholm, “Rethinking the Beginnings of Basso Continuo: A Materialist Defense of Redundancy,” Musiktheorie. Zeitschrift für Musikwissenschaft (special issue: Materialität – Musik und ihre Objekte) 34.1 (2019): 43-54.

Leon Chisholm, “William McGibbon and the Vernacularization of Corelli’s Sonatas, Op. 5,” Eighteenth-Century Music 15.2 (2018): 143-76.

Leon Chisholm, “The Keyboard as a Musical Interface: Materiality, Experience, Idiom,” Keyboard Perspectives 12 (2019) [forthcoming].

Edited Volumes 

Leon Chisholm, ed. “The Keyboard as a Musical Interface: Experience, Materiality, Idiom,” special issue of Keyboard Perspectives 12 (2019) [forthcoming].

Ki Adams, Leon Chisholm, & Andrea Rose, eds. Sharing the Voices: The Phenomenon of Singing IV: Proceedings of the International Symposium, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, June 26-29, 2003. St. John’s, NL, Canada: Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2005.

Andrea Rose, Ki Adams, & Leon Chisholm, eds. Sharing the Voices: The Phenomenon of Singing III: Proceedings of the International Symposium, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, June 28-July 1, 2001 (Andrea Rose, Ki Adams, & Leon Chisholm, eds.). St. John’s, NL, Canada: Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2002.

Online Essay

Leon Chisholm, “Microtonal Keyboard Instruments in the Early Modern Period” (Sound & Science: Digital Histories, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science). acoustics.mpiwgberlin. mpg.de/contributor-essays/microtonal-keyboard-instruments-early-modern-europe

Reviews

Leon Chisholm, William McGibbon: Complete Sonatas, edited by Elizabeth C. Ford (2018), Eighteenth-Century Music 17(1) (2020) [forthcoming].

Leon Chisholm, Smith & Handel, Julian Perkins (harpsichord), Chandos 0807 (2015), Eighteenth-Century Music 14(2) (2017): 318-20.

Leon Chisholm, Entanglements: Conversations on the Human Traces of Science, Technology, and Sound by Simone Tosoni with Trevor Pinch (2017), ICON [journal of the International Committee for the History of Technology] 23 (2017): 195-97.

Liner Notes

Brandywine Baroque. Arcangelo Corelli Violin Sonatas Op. 5, Nos. 1-6. Plectra PL21002-CD, 2010.

Auszeichnungen & Stipendien

Stipendien und Preise

2017 Travel Grant, Society for Seventeenth-Century Music
2014–15Berkeley Connect Fellowship, UC Berkeley
2013–14Visiting Fellowship, Harvard University
2012–13Townsend Dissertation Fellowship, UC Berkeley
2012 Barrie Cabena Music Scholarship, Royal Canadian College of Organists
2011–12Centro Vittore Branca Fellowship, Fondazione Cini, Venice, Italy
2011–12Alfred Hertz Traveling Scholarship (to study cembalo cromatico [19-note/octave harpsichord])
2006–11University Predoctoral Humanities Fellowship for Graduate Study, UC Berkeley
2003–4 Graduate College Award for Tuition, Arizona State University
2003University Medal for Academic Excellence in Music, Memorial University of Newfoundland