charlotte and phil

Phil Ford is an associate professor of musicology at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Author of Dig: Sound and Music in Hip Culture (Oxford University Press, 2013). Essays have appeared in Representations, Journal of Musicology, Jazz Perspectives, Musical Quarterly, and other scholarly journals. Published work has mostly been about postwar American popular music, American cold war culture, radical and countercultural intellectual history, sound and performance. Working on a book on magic and esotericism, philosophies of presence, holism, and embodiment, etc. Deranged Wagnerian. Appreciates Marmite. Plays piano. Has dog (pictured above, left). Founded Dial M in 2006 and is still at it. Contact information is here.


Jonathan Bellman is a Professor of Music History and Literature and Head of Academic Studies in Music at the University of Northern Colorado.  Author, The Style Hongrois in the Music of Western Europe (Northeastern University Press, 1993), A Short Guide to Writing About Music (2000; 2e, Longman, 2008), Chopin’s Polish Ballade: Op. 38 as Narrative of National Martyrdom (Oxford University Press, 2010), Editor, The Exotic in Western Music (Northeastern University Press, 1998), author of bunches of articles and reviews and so on.  Likes to play the piano, the mandolin, and even guitar sometimes.  A. M. and Jo Winchester Distinguished Scholar at UNC, 2011.

2 Responses to About

  1. Ramsey Dukes says:

    I was delighted to find and read your May post about “does it work” v “is it real”. A pleasure to find someone who both understands my ideas and paraphrases them so clearly and then builds on them so constructively. I could not find a thing to post a comment below the article, so am doing it here. My niece asked me to record some stuff for a festival event, so I took up that theme in a set of short crude video bits, and 2 of them seemed relevant to this post and the one about messages from nature, so I am sending you these links https://www.dropbox.com/s/pr7pwzcpxt0b4j5/5%20in%20praise%20of%20subjective%20experience.mov?dl=0

  2. philphord says:

    Mr Dukes! It is an an honor to have you visit our site! And thank you for the video clips — there is certainly fodder here for future posts . . .

    For those who are curious, the post to which Mr. Dukes refers is this one: https://dialmformusicology.com/2015/05/07/the-magicians-question-not-does-it-exist-but-does-it-work/

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