Dr Harriet Boyd-Bennett

Junior Research Fellow


MA (Oxon), MMus (KCL), PhD (KCL)

Academic Background

2005-2008: MA (Hons in Music), University of Oxford
2008-2009: MMus in Musicology, King’s College London
2010-2013: PhD in Musicology, King’s College London

Undergraduate Teaching

Papers on twentieth-century music; music analysis and criticism; dissertation supervision.

Research Interests

Social and cultural history of music in the twentieth century; modernism; opera and film music; technology and media studies; urban geography; Italian music, especially in Venice; politics of culture.

Publications include:

‘Remaking Reality: Echoes, Noise and Modernist Realism in Luigi Nono’s Intolleranza 1960’, Cambridge Opera Journal 24/2 (July 2012), 177-200.

‘Venetian Futurism, Crisis and la musica dell’avvenire, 1924’, Journal of California Italian Studies (Forthcoming, 2014).

‘Staging Crisis: Opera aperta and the 1959 Venice Biennale Commissions’, The Opera Quarterly (Forthcoming, 2014).

‘Review Article: Luigi Nono in 2013’, Journal of the Royal Musical Association (Forthcoming, 2014).


Travel in Italy and North America; cooking; running.