Associate Professor of TheoryOffice (Primary):
Head, Division of Theory/Composition
MRH 3.730UT Address:
Butler School of Music
2406 Robert Dedman Dr., stop E3100
Austin, TX 78712-1555Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Eric Drott received his PhD from Yale University in 2001, where he taught prior to coming to the University of Texas at Austin. His research focuses on contemporary music culture, avant-garde movements in music, French cultural politics, and the sociology of music. His book, Music and the Elusive Revolution (University of California Press, 2011), examines music and politics in France after May '68, in particular how different music communities (jazz, rock, contemporary music) responded to the upheavals of the period.
Prof. Drott has presented papers at national and international conferences, including the Society for Music Theory, the American Musicological Society, the International Musicological Society, the Modernist Studies Association, and the International Conference on Twentieth-Century Music. His articles have appeared in the Journal of the American Musicological Society, Musical Quarterly, Music Analysis, Journal of Musicology, as well as several collections of essays. He is also a recipient of a research fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Music and the Elusive Revolution: Cultural Politics and Political Culture in France
, 1968-1981 (University of California Press, 2011).
"Lines, Masses, Micropolyphony: Ligeti's Kyrie and the ‘Crisis of the Figure.'" Perspectives of New Music
vol. 49 nos. 1-2 (2011).
"The End(s) of Genre." Journal of Music Theory
, vol. 57 no. 1 (Spring 2013).
"What Inclusiveness Excludes." Journal of the American Musicological Society
, vol. 65 no. 3 (Winter 2012).
"Music and May '68 in France: Practices, Roles, and Representations." In Dissenting Across Borders: Music and Protest in 1968
. Ed. Beate Kutschke and Barley Norton. Cambridge University Press.
"Music, the Fête de l'Humanité, and Demographic Change in Postwar France." In Red Strains: Music and Communism outside the Communist Bloc after 1945
. Ed. Robert Adlington. Oxford University Press.
"The Peasant's Voice and the Tourist's Gaze: Listening to Landscape in Luc Ferrari's ‘Petite symphonie intuitive pour un paysage de printemps'." Paper to be presented at the Ecomusicologies 2012 Conference, New Orleans, LA (29-31 October 2012)