June 6-8, 2016 – Cembalophilia, Westfield Center/San Francisco Early Music Society, Berkeley, CA (paper: “The Sentient Harpsichord“)

Recent Past

March 4-5, 2016 – Keyboard Networks, Cornell University/Westfield Center, Ithaca, NY (paper: “How Do Keyboards Network?“)

October 30, 2015 – From the Avant-Garde through IRCAM, to the Present Moment: Kaija Saariaho in conversation with Jean-Baptiste Barrière and UC Berkeley’s Adrian Freed, Edmund Campion and Deirdre Loughridge, Center for New Music and Audio Technologies, University of California, Berkeley

May 13-15, 2015 – Making Sense of Timbre, Radcliffe Institute, Boston, MA

November 1, 2014 – Quirk Historicism and the End(s) of Art History, University of California, Berkeley, organized by Mary Ann Smart and Nicholas Mathew (presentation: “Bouchon’s Loom”)

April 24-26, 2014 – Bone Flute to Auto-Tune: A Conference on Music and Technology in History, Theory and Practice, University of California, Berkeley, organized by Deirdre Loughridge (paper: “The Museum of Imaginary Musical Instruments” with Thomas Patteson)

March 24, 2014 – What is Music Technology For? Symposium at Microsoft Research New England, organized by Nancy Baym and Jonathan Sterne (resulting manifesto at

November 7-11, 2013 – American Musicological Society Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA (paper: “Beethoven’s Phantasmagoria”; alternative format session: “Critical Organology”)

October 18-19, 2013 – Sound Knowledge: Music and Science in London, 1800-1850, King’s College London (paper: “Instruments of Popular Astronomy: Adam Walker’s Eidouranion and Celestina”)

May 13, 2013 – Ron Alexander Memorial Series in Musicology, Stanford University (talk: “Audiovisual Culture from Haydn to Beethoven”)