Dr. Timothy Koozin   (home)   

Area Coordinator and Professor of Music Theory
Moores School of Music, University of Houston
email: tkoozin@uh.edu

Selected Publications 
 

The Music of Toru Takemitsu

The Film Music of Fumio Hayasaka and Toru Takemitsu. An edited volume of essays for the Journal of Film Music, 3/1 (2010). Includes two authored articles:

Expressive Meaning and Historical Grounding in the Film Music of Fumio Hayasaka and Toru Takemitsu.” Journal of Film Music 3/1 (2010).
Parody and Ironic Juxtaposition in Toru Takemitsu’s Music for the Film, Rising Sun (1993).” Journal of Film Music 3/1 (2010).

Traversing Distances: Pitch Organization, Gesture, and Imagery in the Late Works of Toru Takemitsu.” Contemporary Music Review 21/4 (2003).

“Three Recent Scores by Toru Takemitsu.” Invited music review in Notes (1997).

Spiritual-Temporal Imagery in Music of Olivier Messiaen and Toru Takemitsu.” Contemporary Music Review 7/2 (1993).

Octatonicism and Large-Scale Structure in Recent Solo Piano Music of Toru Takemitsu.”  Perspectives of New Music  29/1 (1991).

“Toru Takemitsu and the Unity of Opposites.” College Music Symposium 30 (1990). 
 
 
Popular Music

Forthcoming: "Irony, Myth, and Temporal Organization in the Early Songs of Bob Dylan" in This is the Sound of Irony: Music, Politics and the Public Sphere, ed. Katherine L. Turner (Ashgate, anticipated in 2014).

Guitar Voicing in Pop-Rock Music: A Performance-Based Analytical Approach.” Music Theory Online 17.3 (2011).

“Fumbling Towards Ecstasy: Voice Leading, Tonal Structure, and the Theme of Self-Realization in the Music of Sarah McLachlan” in Expression in Pop-Rock Music: A Collection of Critical and Analytical Essays, ed. Walter Everett (Routledge, second edition, 2007).
 

Music Theory Pedagogy, Software, and Textbooks

Techniques and Materials of Music, textbook and website, co-authored with Thomas Benjamin, Michael Horvit and Robert Nelson. Enhanced seventh edition (Cengage, 2014). http://tmmtheory.com/

Music for Ear Training, interactive media and workbook, co-authored with Michael Horvit and Robert Nelson. Fourth edition with instructional web site and Windows-Macintosh software (Cengage, 2012). http://www.musicforeartraining.com

E-Workbook to accompany Techniques and Materials of Music co-authored with Thomas Benjamin, Michael Horvit and Robert Nelson. (E-book published by Schirmer-Cengage, 2007).

Foundations of Music and Musicianship CD-ROM. Interactive music fundamentals software application for Windows PC and Macintosh with book by David Damschroder (Schirmer-Cengage, second edition, 2005).

“On Metaphor, Technology and Schenkerian Analysis.” Music Theory Online 5.3 (1999).

The Norton CD-ROM MasterWorks, co-authored with Daniel Jacobson. Historical and analytical studies of a dozen major musical works in electronic multimedia format. (W. W. Norton, 1996). Reviews in 1997 issues of Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy and the British journal, Musicus: Computer Applications in Music Education.

Electronic Listening Guides for the Enjoyment of Music co-authored with Daniel Jacobson. Analytical guides to forty-one musical works. A CD-ROM application to complement the Machlis/Forney music appreciation textbook. (W. W. Norton, 1995).

“Graphic Approaches to Musical Analysis in a Multimedia Environment.” Journal of Computers in Music Research 5 (1995).
 

Journal Editorship

The Film Music of Fumio Hayasaka and Toru Takemitsu. A volume of essays for the Journal of Film Music, 3/1 (2010).

Editor of Music Theory Online, the electronic refereed journal published by the Society of Music Theory, 2001-2008.
 

Selected Paper Presentations

"The History and Future of Music Theory Online: Evolving Content and Design." Panel presentation at the Annual meeting of the Society for Music Theory, Charlotte, NC, 2013.

“Musical Gesture and Mythical Narrative in the Songs of Bob Dylan.” International Conference on Music Since 1900, Liverpool, England, 2013.

"Embodied Expression in Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks." International Conference on Analyzing Popular Music, Liverpool, England, 2013.

“Reading Tabs and Playing Rock: A Study of Pop-Rock Guitar Tablature.” Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology, Sheffield, England, 2010.

“Musical Form and Guitar Voicing in Pop-Rock Music: A Performance-Based Analytical Approach,” Annual meeting of the Society for Music Theory, Indianapolis, 2010.

“Gestural Representation in Toru Takemitsu’s Music for the Film, Rising Sun.” Semiotic Society of America annual meeting, Houston 2009.

“The Film Music of Toru Takemitsu,” panel presentation, Annual Conference of the College Music Society, Atlanta, 2008.

“Research and Electronic Publication in Music Theory.” An invited paper for the SMT Committee on Professional Development. Annual meeting of the Society for Music Theory, 2004.

“A Cross-Disciplinary Perspective on Electronic Publishing for Music Theory.” Invited paper for the SMT Music Informatics Group, annual meeting of the Society for Music Theory, 2003.

“Imagination, Authorship, and Participation: A Narrative Approach to the Study of Funk and Rock Music.” The International Popular Music Studies Conference of the Experience Music Project, Seattle, 2002.

“Instructional Technology: Past, Present, and Future.” Invited paper presented at the Annual Conference of the College Music Society, Association for Technology in Music Instruction, Kansas City, 2002.

“Rhythm and Meter in Funk Music.” Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Texas Society of Music Theory, Waco, 2002.

“Delivering a Web-Based Archive for Aural Dictation: A Third-Year Report.” International Conference for Technological Developments in Music Learning, San Antonio, 2001.

“Pitch Organization in the Late Works of Toru Takemitsu.” Annual Conference of the Texas Society of Music Theory, Houston, 2001.

“Voice Leading, Tonal Structure, and the Theme of Self-Realization in the Music of Sarah McLachlan.” National Meeting of the Society for Music Theory, Atlanta, 1999.

“Modeling Musical Processes in a Real-Time Computer Environment.” Conference on Musical Imagery, International Conference on Systematic and Comparative Musicology, Oslo, Norway, 1999.

“Creating a Computer-Based Archive for Aural Dictation using the Yamaha MIDXtra. National Meeting of the Association for Technology in Music Instruction, Denver, 1999.

“Music Instructional Technology.” Panelist and moderator, International Meeting of the College Music Society, Vienna, 1997.

“Computer Environments for Schenkerian Analysis.” Joint special session, National Conference of the American Musicological Society and the Society for Music Theory, Phoenix, 1997.

“An Approach to Structure and Modal Mixture in the Music of Jimi Hendrix.” International Meeting of the College Music Society, Vienna, 1997.

“A Computer-Assisted Approach to the Study of Schenkerian Analysis.” National Meeting of the Association for Technology in Music Instruction, Atlanta, 1996.

“Assessing Process and Outcome in Multimedia–Based Music Learning.” National Meeting of the Association for Technology in Music Instruction, Portland, 1995.

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