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Video essays.

Listening In is a series of video essays on music written and edited by me.


The initial idea for the channel was to explore topics at the cross-section between popular culture and twentieth century, or contemporary music – and so I was drawn to things like Kubrick’s use of Krystoff Penderecki’s music in The Shining, the influence that Karlheinz Stockhausen had on The Beatles, as well as the use of György Ligeti’s choral and orchestral works in 2001: A Space Odyssey.


I've now made nearly 60 videos covering music from a wide spectrum of styles and genres and have gained over 200,000 subscribers and 10 million views. Film music has become the staple of the channel, but I've also looked at Stravinsky’s storytelling in Petrushka, Radiohead’s orchestration and harmony in Pyramid Song and George Orwell’s use of musical language and imagery in Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Visit Listening In to watch the entire series of videos.

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