Benjamin Court
Lecturer; Music, Musicology

Music–Art of Listening; Bibliography

Benjamin Court is Lecturer in the Department of Musicology at UCLA. Court’s research explores the politics of musical amateurism and expertise through a synthesis of material history, continental philosophies of knowledge, and critical theories of epistemology. Court has published and presented on punk, experimental music, musical ontologies, aesthetic singularity, and is in the early stages of a new book project about the global proliferation of Chicago Footwork. In 2015, Court received the UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award and is currently advising the UCLA Music History Senior Capstone Seminar. Court is also an active composer/performer of experimental music and a novice Chicago Footwork dancer.

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