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 // 27 Articles
Reviews // 41 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles
//Features

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.

//Columns

The Object Withdraws in Obduracy: Thoughts on Richard Tuttle's 'The Critical Edge' | 10 May 2016 // 9:00 PM

What's critical about cast-off pieces of fabric? Is Richard Tuttle's The Critical Edge merely ironic hyperbole?

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?

//Reviews

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.

//Blogs

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
//Blogs

Moving Pixels Podcast: Our Own Points of View on 'Hardcore Henry'

// Moving Pixels

"Hardcore Henry gives us a chance to consider not how well a video game translates to film, but how well a video game point of view translates to film.

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