Chadwick Jenkins

Chadwick lives in New York City and teaches Music History and Theory at The City College of New York. He earned his doctorate in Musicology at Columbia University. He has given papers on topics ranging from 12th Century lament to Duke Ellington and early radio to the use of Wagner's music in Bugs Bunny cartoons. He has published in scholarly journals on the music of John Cage, Richard Strauss, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. He has taught courses on music history, the history of rock, and the history of jazz at the University of Maryland, College Park, and Columbia University

Features // 18 Articles
Columns // 26 Articles
Reviews // 41 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles

J.D. Salinger’s Seymour, a Eulogy | 4 Feb 2010 // 4:00 PM

Seymour is the presence you are sure you encountered before the door shut and he was gone; in this way, Seymour (not Holden) becomes the emblem for Salinger himself.

Pocket Protectors and Politics: Is (Stephen Jay Gould’s) Science Political? | 7 Jan 2010 // 3:59 PM

Our biology granted us a faculty (rationality) that allows us, when desirable or necessary, to deny aspects of our biology.


The Sounds of Now: Tristan Murail and Sounding Stasis | 1 Jul 2008 // 6:00 PM

What happens to the ear when it receives musical sound? Do we hear "our" music as music and the rest as noise?

The Practicality of the Impossible: John Cage and the Freeman Etudes | 1 May 2008 // 6:00 PM

John Cage replaces the comforting order of the cosmos with the recalcitrant, indecipherable organization of a part of the universe. Each sound, radically set off from the others, demands that we hear it in isolation.


The 39 Steps | 5 Nov 2009 // 3:59 PM

In Hitchcock's world, we don't write the play; we just have to know when to act.

The Tales of Hoffmann | 20 Oct 2009 // 5:00 PM

This is perhaps the only filmed opera that one could view with the sound turned off and the viewer would still come away mesmerized.


The Beatles on Record (videos) | 2 Dec 2009 // 3:15 AM

A wonderfully produced documentary on the most important recorded legacy of popular music.

New History Channel Show: Pawn Stars | 17 Jul 2009 // 7:00 AM

//Mixed media

Indie Horror Month 2015: 'Dark Echo'

// Moving Pixels

"Dark Echo drops you into a pitch back maze and then renders your core tools of navigation into something quite life threatening.

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