Edward Campbell

about the author

Edward Campbell is Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Aberdeen and co-director of the university’s Centre for Modern Thought. He specialises in contemporary European art music and aesthetics including historical, analytical, and aesthetic approaches to European modernism, the music and writings of Pierre Boulez, contemporary European opera, and the interrelation of musical thought and critical theory. He is the author of the books Boulez, Music and Philosophy (CUP, 2010) and Music after Deleuze (Bloomsbury, 2013) and co-editor/contributor to Pierre Boulez Studies (CUP, forthcoming 2016). He is currently working as co-editor on The Cambridge Stravinsky Encyclopedia as well as on a monograph on the importance of Asian and African music in French music since Debussy.

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University of Aberdeen, UK


e.campbell [AT] abdn.ac.uk




The Dark Precursor and the Musics of the World
(in DARE 2015: the dark precursor )
keywords: Claude Debussy, consistency, encounter, improvisation, Olivier Messiaen, Pierre Boulez

Dialogue III: On Music or The Combat of Chronos and Aion
(in DARE 2015: the dark precursor )
keywords: aion, chronos, Pierre Boulez, singularity

East Meets West in France: Catching the Musical Scent
(in DARE 2017: aberrant nuptials )
keywords: de/re-territorialisation