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Charles Kronengold

Charles Kronengold

Charles Kronengold

Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor (Musicology)
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
B.A., Yale

About

Charles Kronengold has written on twentieth-century Western art music (Elliott Carter, Morton Feldman, John Cage, Debussy, Schoenberg, Varèse), popular-music genres (funk, soul, disco, bossa nova, pop), film, and such philosophical subjects as composers’ intentions, the roles of accidents in theory, and the relevance of African American music to current debates about the “post-secular.” His recent research has concerned the ways that modern artistic genres condition, depict, embody and help to transform the activity of thinking. He is the author of the forthcoming Live Genres in Late Modernity: American Music of the Long 1970s; a book-in-progress, Crediting Thinking in Soul and Dance Music; and, with Adrian Daub, The James Bond Songs: Pop Anthems of Late Capitalism. A new book-project, tentatively titled Sensing Thinking in Urban Cinema, focuses on the audiovisual depiction of nonverbal thinking. He received his B.A. from Yale and his Ph.D. from UC San Diego, and was a Society for the Humanities Fellow at Cornell. At Stanford he is Assistant Professor of Music and affiliated faculty in the American Studies Program. In 2016–17 he is a Faculty Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center.