I am a musician and musicologist living in New York, where I am a Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at the Department of Music at Columbia University. In 2018, I received a PhD in the History and Theory of Music from the University of Chicago.

My research lies at the nexus of experimental music studies, critical organology, and science and technology studies. I am currently conducting research on the relationship between the American experimental tradition and the music of South Asia; the promise of electronic technologies in countercultural and new communal social spaces in the 20th century; and the embodied experience of performing with experimental electronic instrumental systems.

My ongoing book project, "Bay Area Experimentalism: Music & Technology in the Long 1960s," shows how technology became a catalyst for new organizations—of practices, processes, and bodies—in a community of musicians radiating outward from the San Francisco Tape Music Center towards Mills College, alternative and parascientific explorations of sound and consciousness, psychedelics, and new models for communal cultural life.

I've written about my research for the Library of Congress, the American Musicological Association, Cultural Anthropology, and the Sonic Circulations research project.

Contact me at ted.gordon@gmail.com.