Sarah Davachi
Musicology – Research Focus: Influence of musical instruments on the creation and reception of music

Sarah Davachi holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Calgary and a master’s degree in electronic music and recording media from Mills College, and is currently a doctoral student in musicology at UCLA. Her primary research focuses on aspects of experimentalism, organology, phenomenology and hermeneutics, and archival study. She is particularly interested in articulating the influence of musical instruments on the creation and reception of music, both from idiosyncratic and affective perspectives. Additional areas of interest include early music, especially in relation to the exploration of temperament in the Renaissance, popular music and recording practices, and the correspondence between physical space and acoustic experience. In addition to her scholarly work, Davachi is also an active composer-performer of electroacoustic music and has toured extensively across the globe in support of her recorded output. She employs numerous sound sources including synthesizer, piano, pipe organ, electric organ, strings, and woodwinds.

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