David Brackett

McGill University

David Brackett

David Brackett is Professor of Music History and Musicology in the Schulich School of Music of McGill University. His publications include Interpreting Popular Music (Cambridge, 1995; repr. University of California, 2000), The Pop, Rock, and Soul Reader: Histories and Debates, 4th ed. (Oxford, 2014), and Categorizing Sound: Genre in Twentieth-Century Popular Music (University of California, 2016).  Prior to being categorized as a musicologist, Professor Brackett was active as a composer and a freelance guitarist.

IICSI researcher David Brackett talks about his work and its relation to improvisation at the IICSI team gathering in Guelph, ON.