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Dr. Tom Pankhurst


Tom is a senior lecturer at Liverpool Hope University. Tom's research interests are in theory and analysis, particularly with regard to tonality at the beginning of the twentieth century and the music of Carl Nielsen. He has lectured on Schenkerian analysis at Liverpool University, Manchester University, the Royal Northern College of Music and Helsinki University. He has just completed a textbook for Routledge entitled Schenkerian Analysis: A Basic Introduction. He also has a particular interest in teaching the basics of tonal music; his website is the outcome of a PALATINE funded project in this area.

Books and Journal Articles
'Different names for the same thing: Nielsen's forces, Schenker's striving, Tarasti's modalities and Simpson's narratives', Carl Nielsen Studies (Vol. 1), Copenhagen: Statens Humanistiske Forskningsråd, 2003 .
'A semiotic approach to tonal closure in Carl Nielsen's Fourth Symphony', Musical Semiotics Revisited, Helsinki: Acta Semiotica Fennica, 2003.
"We never know where we’ll end up": Nielsen's alternative endings to the Flute concerto', Carl Nielsen Studies (Vol. 2), Copenhagen: Statens Humanistiske Forskningsr, 2005.
'Existential Semiotics and Schenkerian Analysis' Semiotica (Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies), forthcoming 2006
Schenkerian Analysis: A Basic Introduction, New York: Routledge, forthcoming 2006

Conference Papers
Recent and forthcoming papers read at:
Anglo-American Carl Nielsen Symposium, Birmingham 2001.
Ninth International Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Seminar in Musical Semiotics, Helsinki 2002.
Society for Music Analysis conference (HUMAC), Hull 2003.
International Congress on Musical Signification, Paris 2004.
SMA Spring Study Day (Music Analysis and Teaching) Lancaster 2006
International Society of Musicology, Zurich 2007.


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