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 and a Ph.D. in historical musicology from Harvard University. He served as department chair from 2004-5 and held the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Harvard University during the spring of 2006. 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 music of Gustav Mahler, early modernism, ecocriticism, and the relationship between performance and recorded sound. His most recent research focuses on the postwar avant-garde 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), his articles and reviews have appeared in Acta musicologica, Journal of the Royal Musical Association, Music and Letters, and Naturlaut. He is the author of Gustav Mahler’s Musical Landscapes (Cambridge University Press, 2015).