Liam CagneyLiam Cagney is network manager of The Triple-I Berlin. He is a musicologist with a PhD in Music from City University of London (2016). Liam’s dissertation is an account of the historical origins of the French spectralism movement, one of the main movements in late Twentieth Century Western composition; the dissertation, which combines a range of research methods, was described by its examiners as setting ‘a methodological standard for the historiography of the music of this period’, and as a piece of scholarship that ‘significantly broadens our understanding of the music history of the second half of the twentieth century, over and above its immediate focus.’ Liam recently co-founded the musicology podcast Talking Musicology, which was nominated for the 2017 Classical:NEXT Innovation Award. Liam is also active as a critic and as a fiction writer. As a critic he is a regular contributor to Gramophone, the world’s best-selling classical music magazine, and his writing has appeared in publications like the Irish Times and the Daily Telegraph. As a fiction writer Liam was in 2017 shortlisted for the prestigious White Review Short Story Prize for a piece of experimental prose on the music of Kanye West. Liam is currently in the process of developing a monograph on French spectral music from his PhD thesis, and has chapters forthcoming in the Routledge Research Companion to Modernism in Music and the Oxford Handbook of Spectral Music.

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