Roger Mathew Grant
Associate Professor in Music, Wesleyan University

Roger Mathew Grant is associate professor and the director of graduate studies in the music department at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. He is the author of Beating Time and Measuring Music in the Early Modern Era (2014) and a contributor to Pleasure: A History (2018), a volume of the Oxford Philosophical Concepts series and a project of the Center for New Narratives in Philosophy. His next book is Peculiar Attunements: The Musical Origins of Contemporary Affect Theory (forthcoming).

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French composer Pierre Boulez in 1976. Photo by Herve Gloaguen/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

Musical pleasures

We know music is pleasurable, the question is why? Many answers have been proposed: perhaps none are quite right

Roger Mathew Grant