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Prof Kenneth Smith PhD

Professor of Music Theory Music

Publications

Selected Publications

  1. Desire in Chromatic Harmony: A Psychodynamic Exploration of Fin de Siècle Tonality (Book - 2020)

2022

Listening to the Unconscious (Book)

Smith, K., & Overy, S. (2022). Listening to the Unconscious. New York: Bloomsbury.

Music in Radio Drama: The Curious Case of the Acousmatic Detective (Journal article)

Smith, K. (2022). Music in Radio Drama: The Curious Case of the Acousmatic Detective. Journal of the Royal Musical Association.

2021

Scriabin's "two-dimensional" accelerative forms (Chapter)

Smith, K. M. (2021). Scriabin's "two-dimensional" accelerative forms. In K. Smith, & V. Kallis (Eds.), Interpreting Scriabin. Oxford: Boydell & Brewer.

‘Skryabin’s Mystical Space and the Spectral Attitude’ (Chapter)

Smith, K. M. (2021). ‘Skryabin’s Mystical Space and the Spectral Attitude’. In A. Bauer, L. Cagney, & W. Mason (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Spectral and Post-Spectral Music. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Interpreting Scriabin (Book)

Smith, K. M., & Kallis, V. (Eds.) (2021). Interpreting Scriabin. Oxford: Boydell and Brewer.

The Enigma of Entropy in Extended Tonality (Journal article)

Smith, K. M. (2021). The Enigma of Entropy in Extended Tonality. Music Theory Spectrum, 43(1).

2020

Pulp: a Paradigm for Perversion in Pornosonic Pop (Chapter)

Smith, K. M. (2020). Pulp: a Paradigm for Perversion in Pornosonic Pop. In F. Jarman, K. A. Hansen, & E. Askeroi (Eds.), Popular musicology and identity: essays in honour of Stan Hawkins. Routledge.

Desire in Chromatic Harmony: A Psychodynamic Exploration of Fin de Siècle Tonality (Book)

Smith, K. M. (2020). Desire in Chromatic Harmony: A Psychodynamic Exploration of Fin de Siècle Tonality. New York: Oxford University Press. Retrieved from https://global.oup.com/

Groping in the Darkness: Harmonic Spaces, Energetic Cycles and Cybernetic Transformations in Alma Mahler-Werfel's Licht in der Nacht (Chapter)

Smith, K. M. (2020). Groping in the Darkness: Harmonic Spaces, Energetic Cycles and Cybernetic Transformations in Alma Mahler-Werfel's Licht in der Nacht. In B. Ravenscroft, & L. Parsons (Eds.), Analytical Essays on Music by Women Composers iii. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Diatonic refraction through metatonal spaces (Chapter)

Smith, K. M. (2020). Diatonic refraction through metatonal spaces. In P. Fleet (Ed.), Mining the Gap. Routledge.

2018

Becoming Minoritarian: Embodiment and Disembodiment in Szymanowski’s Mythes, Op. 30/I (Chapter)

Smith, K. M. (2018). Becoming Minoritarian: Embodiment and Disembodiment in Szymanowski’s Mythes, Op. 30/I. In N. Reyland, & R. Thumpston (Eds.), Music, Analysis, and the Body: Experiments, Explorations, and Embodiments (pp. 51-74). Leuven, Belgium: Peeters Publishers, Leuven University Press.

The Love Detective: Cybernetic Groove Cycles and the Mysteries of Desire in Arab Strap. (Chapter)

Overy, S., & Smith, K. (2018). The Love Detective: Cybernetic Groove Cycles and the Mysteries of Desire in Arab Strap.. In K. Smith, C. Scotto, & J. Brackett (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Popular Music Analysis: Expanding Approaches (pp. 364-377). New York: Routledge. Retrieved from https://www.routledge.com/

The Routledge Companion to Popular Music Analysis: Expanding Approaches (Book)

Smith, K. M., Scotto, C., & Brackett, J. (Eds.) (2018). The Routledge Companion to Popular Music Analysis: Expanding Approaches. New York: Routledge.

Vertigo's Musical Gaze: Neo-Riemannian Symmetries and Spirals (Journal article)

Smith, K. M. (2018). Vertigo's Musical Gaze: Neo-Riemannian Symmetries and Spirals. Music Analysis, 37(1), 68-102. doi:10.1111/musa.12109

DOI: 10.1111/musa.12109

2017

Skryabin, philosophy and the music of desire (Book)

Smith, K. M. (2017). Skryabin, philosophy and the music of desire.

Sexual Subversion and the Subdominant: the Case of Suede (Journal article)

Smith, K. M. (2017). Sexual Subversion and the Subdominant: The Case of Suede. Music Analysis, 36(01), 116-137. doi:10.1111/musa.12087

DOI: 10.1111/musa.12087

2016

Music—Psychoanalysis—Musicology (Chapter)

Music—Psychoanalysis—Musicology (n.d.). Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781315596563

DOI: 10.4324/9781315596563

2014

Formal Negativities, Breakthroughs, Ruptures & Continuities in the Music of Modest Mouse (Journal article)

Smith, K. M. (2014). Formal Negativities, Breakthroughs, Ruptures & Continuities in the Music of Modest Mouse. Popular Music, 33(3), 428-454. doi:10.1017/S0261143014000385

DOI: 10.1017/S0261143014000385

The Transformational Energetics of the Tonal Universe: Cohn, Rings, Tymoczko (Journal article)

Smith, K. M. (2014). The Transformational Energetics of the Tonal Universe: Cohn, Rings, Tymoczko. Music Analysis, 33(2), 214-256. doi:10.1111/musa.12032

DOI: 10.1111/musa.12032

2011

The Tonic Chord and Lacan's Object a in Selected Songs by Charles Ives (Journal article)

Smith, K. M. (2011). The Tonic Chord and Lacan's Object a in Selected Songs by Charles Ives. Journal of the Royal Musical Association, 136(2), 353-398. doi:10.1080/02690403.2011.618726

DOI: 10.1080/02690403.2011.618726

2010

Skryabin's Revolving Harmonies, Lacanian Desire, and Riemannian Funktionstheorie (Journal article)

SMITH, K. M. (2010). Skryabin's Revolving Harmonies, Lacanian Desire, and Riemannian Funktionstheorie. Twentieth-Century Music, 7(2), 167-194. doi:10.1017/s1478572211000156

DOI: 10.1017/s1478572211000156

'A Science of Tonal Love'? Drive and Desire in Twentieth-Century Harmony: the Erotics of Skryabin (Journal article)

Smith, K. M. (2010). 'A Science of Tonal Love'? Drive and Desire in Twentieth-Century Harmony: the Erotics of Skryabin. Music Analysis, 29(i-ii-iii), 234-263. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2249.2011.00328.x

DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2249.2011.00328.x

Lacan, Zemlinsky, and Der Zwerg: Mirror, Metaphor, and Fantasy (Journal article)

Smith, K. M. (2010). Lacan, Zemlinsky, and Der Zwerg: Mirror, Metaphor, and Fantasy. Perspectives of New Music, 48(2), 78-113.

Psihoanaliticeskie drajvy v garmonii Aleksandra Skrâbina (Journal article)

Smith, K. M. (2010). Psihoanaliticeskie drajvy v garmonii Aleksandra Skrâbina. Problemy Muzykal'noi Nauki, 7(1).

2005

Erotic Discourse in Skryabin's Fourth Sonata (Journal article)

Smith, K. M. (2005). Erotic Discourse in Skryabin's Fourth Sonata. British Postgraduate Musicology, 7(1). Retrieved from http://www.bpmonline.org.uk/bpm7