Articles in scholarly refereed journals

  1. ‘Bulgarian Rhythm and its disembodiment in Kurtág’s The sayings of Péter Bornemisza’, Studia musicologica XLIII/3-4 (2002), pp. 269-280.
  2. ‘To say and/or to be? Incongruence in The Sayings of Péter Bornemisza op.7’. Music Analysis 22/3 (October 2003), pp. 315-338.
  3. ‘”Behold! The long-awaited new Hungarian opera has been born!” Discourses of denial and Petrovics’ C’est la guerre’. Central Europe I/2 (November 2003), pp. 133-145.
  4. ‘Longing for a national rebirth: mythological tropes in Hungarian music criticism, 1968-74’, Slavonica (November 2004), pp. 139-156.
  5. ‘A study in “tradition”, geography and identity in concert practice’, Music & Letters (November 2004), pp. 602-613.
  6. ‘Whose utopia? Perspectives on the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra?’, Music and Politics (June 2009)
  7. ‘The Parallax Worlds of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra’, Journal of the Royal Musical Association (November 2009), pp. 319-347. DOI: 10.1080/02690400903109109.
  8. ‘Music teachers as missionaries: Understanding Europe’s recent dispatches to Ramallah’, Ethnomusicology Forum (November 2011), pp. 301-325. DOI: 10.1080/17411912.2011.641370.
  9. Round Table: Edward Said and Musicology Today’, including contributions by Brigid Cohen; Sindhumanthi Revuluri, Martin Stokes, Kofi Agawu, James R. Currie, in Journal of the Royal Musical Association 141, 2016. DOI:
  10. ‘Listening through the warzone of Europe’, in Ethnomusicology, 2018. Under review.
  11. ‘Hearing global modernity: the case of the travelling oud’, in International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity, 2018. Under review.
  12. ‘Dwelling in instruments and gendering the Palestinian oud’ in World of Music, 2019. Under review.


Book Chapters

  1. ‘”Culture is a vast weapon, its artistic force is also strong.” Finding a context for Kurtág’s works: an interim report’, in Beckles Willson & Williams (eds.) Perspectives on Kurtág, pp. 3-38.
  2. ‘Bartók and vocal music: inspiration and ideology’, in Amanda Bayley (ed.) The Cambridge Companion to Bartók (Cambridge, 2001), pp. 78-91
  3. ‘Eastern Europe’, in Mervyn Cooke (ed.) The Cambridge Companion to Twentieth-Century Opera (Cambridge, 2005), pp. 146-64.
  4. ‘Sehnsucht als Mythos?  Zur musikalischen Dramaturgie in den Drei Schwestern’, in Hans-Klaus Jungheinrich (ed.) Péter Eötvös (Frankfurt, 2005), pp. 17-26.
  5. ‘Reciprocity and mysticism: a new model for art in State Socialism’, in Tsukasa Kodera (ed.) Crossing boundaries in art from East Central Europe (Osaka, 2007) pp. 205-242
  6. ‘Veress and the Steam Locomotive in 1948’, in Anselm Gerhardt and Doris Lanz (eds.) Komponist – Lehrer – Forscher. Sándor Veress zum 100. Geburtstag. (Kassel, 2008), pp. 20-35.
  7. ‘Theory and Analysis’, in Jim Samson (ed.) Understanding Music (Cambridge, 2008), pp.25-42.
  8. ‘Ligeti at the Musicians’ Union 1949-56′ in Roberto Illiano and Massimiliano Sala (eds), Music and Dictatorship in Europe and Latin America (Turnhout, 2010), pp. 471-486.
  9. ‘Letters to America’, in Friedemann Sallis (ed.), Centres and Peripheries, Roots and Exiles (Victoria, 2011), pp.129-174.
  10. ‘Listening to Palestine’, in The Storyteller of Jerusalem: the Musical Life and Times of Wasif Jawhariyyeh, translated by Nada Elzeer, edited by Salim Tamari and Issam Nassar, with a Foreword by Rachel Beckles Willson (Olive Branch Press, 2013), pp. IX-XVI. ISBN 978-1-56656-925-5.
  11. ‘Doing more than representing western classical music’, in Representation and Western Music ed Joshua Waldon (Cambridge, 2013) pp. 249-266. ISBN 978-1-107-02157-0.
  12. ‘Palestinian song, European Revelation, and Mission’, in Surviving in Song: Exploring Music  among Palestinians since 1900 eds. Moslih Kanaaneh, David McDonald, Stig-Magnes Thorsén (forthcoming with Indiana University Press, 2013), pp.15-36. ISBN 978-0-253-01098-8.
  13. ‘Simulated culture and the juggernaut of capitalism: Reflections on European music in the Middle East’, in Entgrenzte Welt?: Musik und Kulturtransfer eds. Jin-Ah Kim & Nepomuk Riva, (Berlin, 2014) pp. 290-310. ISBN 987-3-87676-024-7.
  14. ‘Peacebuilding and afterwards: the early years of the Barenboim Said Foundation (2003-2009)’, in The Art of Peacebuilding eds R.Scott Appleby, Hal Culbertson, Jolyon Mitchell & Theodora Hawksley (OUP Strategic Peacebuilding Series, New York). In Press.
  15. ‘Value and Abjection: Listening to Music with Edward W. Said’, in Against Value in the Arts, eds. Emile Bojesen; Sam Ladkin; Bob McKay. Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. p. 215-230.
  16.  ‘Analysing Sonic Authority: Sensoriality, Affect and the Unsettled Body’, in Music Analysis and the Body: Experiments, Explorations and Embodiments eds. Nicholas Reyland & Rebecca Thumpston, (Leuven Studies in Musicology, Leuven). Forthcoming 2018.
  17. ‘The individual outside the community: music education in a fraught space’ , in My Body was Left on the Street : Music Education and Displacement, eds. Kinh T. Vu & André de Quadros. Sense Publishers, 2019. In Press.


Conference Proceedings

  1. ‘Auge in Auge mit der Musik’, in Eric Singer & Basil Rogger (eds.) Composers-in-residence. Lucerne Festival, Sommer 2003, Isabel Mundry, Heiner Goebbels (Frankfurt am Main, 2003) pp. 125-134.
  2. ‘Who is Péter Eötvös?’, in Max Nyffeler (ed.) Péter Eötvös (Münich, 2003), pp. 5-18.
  3. ‘Socialist Realism and Beyond: 1961-63 responses to Kurtág’s opp.1-4’, in Petr Macek, Mikulás Bek & Geoffrey Chew (eds.) Colloquium, Socialist Realism and Music: Anti-Modernisms and Avant-gardes, Brno 1.-3.10.2001 (Colloquia on the History and Theory of Music at the International Music Festival in Brno, Vol. 36) (Prague, 2004), pp. 49-61.
  4. ‘Meeting points and national authenticity: Bartók from inside and out’, in Masakata Kanazawa (ed.), Musicology and Globalization: Proceedings of the International Congress in Shizuoka 2002 (Tokyo, 2004), pp. 384-88.


Articles in non-refereed journals

  1. “The Repertoire Guide: György Kurtág” Classical Music 8, February 1997, 43.
  2. “Kurtág’s Instrumental Music 1988-1998”, Tempo, December 1998, pp. 15-21.
  3. ‘The fruitful tension between inspiration and design in György Kurtág’s The Sayings of Péter Bornemisza opus 7’, Mitteilungen der Paul Sacher Stiftung, March 1998, pp. 36-41.
  4. ‘Péter Eötvös in conversation about ‘Three Sisters’, Tempo, April 2002, pp. 11-13.
  5. ‘Bolgár ritmus és eltestetlenedése Kurtág Bornemisza Péter mondásaiban’, Magyar Zene XVI/2 (January 2003), pp. 47-58.
  6. ‘The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra’, British Academy Review 10 (2007), pp.15-17.
  7. ‘A new voice, a new 20th century? An experiment with Sándor Veress’, Tempo: A quarterly review of modern music, 62/243 (Jan 2008), pp. 36-41. Translated by Michael Kunkel as ‘Vertreibung, Verankerung: Uberlegungen zur Kontextualisierung des Schaffens von Sándor Veress anlässlich des Berner Festivals “veress07″‘, dissonanz 99 (Sept 2008), pp. 30-33.


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