“I study, make, and play historical transverse flutes, and write about the history of the flute and flute-playing.
After studying English at Magdalene College, Cambridge and baroque flute at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, I was a co-founder of Folkers & Powell, Makers of Historical Flutes in 1984. I received my Ph.D. in music from Cambridge University in 2004.
My research interests involve applying recent work in the sociology of culture and of technology (especially that done in Science and Technology Studies and empirical sociology) to questions in music history, with a particular focus on musical performance, instruments, and taste. My specialization is the history of the flute and flute-playing, particularly in the baroque and classical periods, and I have published studies of the writings and instruments of J. G. Tromlitz (1725-1805), a writer on flute-playing and an innovative flute maker as well as a noted virtuoso and a composer.
My work has been supported by awards including a Fellowship for College Teachers and Independent Scholars from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and published in several books and a number of articles listed in detail on on another page.“
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