Joshua Neumann

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I am a musicologist currently focused on analyzing performance practices and traditions in Giacomo Puccini's 'Turandot' at New York's Metropolitan Opera. My research is interdisciplinary, using methods from audio processing, sociology, philosophy, music analysis, and statistics to understand and establish what the unique identities of each performance were, how they espouse a tradition, and how they relate to each other. My future research goals involve expanding this methodology and developing new ones to dig deeper into the creative process. I also have a keen interest in studying film music, having published on music's and music-making's roles in gender role questions that Alfred Hitchcock's remake of 'The Man Who Knew Too Much' explores. A future project will be an analysis of music and meaning resulting from using operatic music in film, recording opera on film, and conceiving of opera as film.