Faculty profile: Trent Leipert

Trent LeipertEmail: tleipert@bu.edu

Trent Leipert is a music historian and theorist (University of Chicago) by trade who also holds a degree in art history (University of British Columbia). Broadly speaking, his research focuses on theories and representations of the subject in European new music and multimedia since the late 1960s. His current book project examines how questions about the constitution and structure of the subject become the subject of composition in the work of late modernist composers such as Luigi Nono, Helmut Lachenmann, Salvatore Sciarrino, and Fausto Romitelli. Other research interests include psychoanalysis, post-punk and French pop, and the notion of the “musical” in French avant-garde literature. Recent publications include “Destination Unknown: Jean-François Lyotard and Orienting Musical Affect,” in Music in Contemporary Philosophy (ed. Martin Scherzinger, Routledge, 2014).