Faculty Profile: Thomas Peattie

Position: Assistant Professor of Music (Musicology and Ethnomusicology) Thomas Peattie

Email: peattie@bu.edu

Thomas Peattie holds degrees in composition and musicology from the University of Calgary as well as a Ph.D. in historical musicology from Harvard University. He joined the faculty in 2003 and served as Chair of the Department of Musicology in 2004-5. During the spring of 2006 he held the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Harvard University. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Boston University Center for the Humanities.

His research interests include the culture of early modernism, the music of Gustav Mahler, and the relationship between performance and recorded sound. His most recent research focuses on the postwar avant-garde in Europe and America with a particular emphasis on Luciano Berio’s engagement with the musical past. In addition to an essay in the collection Mahler and his World (Princeton, 2002), he has published articles in Naturlaut (2010), Acta musicologica (2011), and the Journal of the Royal Musical Association (2011). His book Gustav Mahler’s Abstract Theater is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.