Benjamin Court

  Lecturer -- Art of Listening





Benjamin Court is Lecturer in the Departments of Music and Musicology at UCLA. Benjamin's research explores the politics of musical amateurism and expertise through a synthesis of material history, continental philosophies of knowledge, and critical theories of epistemology. Benjamin has published and presented on punk, experimental music, musical ontologies, aesthetic singularity, and is in the early stages of a new book project about the global proliferation of Chicago Footwork. In 2015, Benjamin received the UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award and is currently advising the UCLA Music History Senior Capstone Seminar. Benjamin is also an active composer/performer of experimental music and a novice Chicago Footwork dancer.