Bradley Spiers

Bradley Spiers
MA, University of Chicago; MA, Tufts University; BM, Wilfrid Laurier University
Research Interests: Music and technology after the scientific revolution; philosophies of mind, language, and aesthetics; intellectual history; computer composition, algorithms and artificial intelligence; film sound and music


Bradley Spiers is a doctoral candidate in Music History and Theory at the University of Chicago. His research covers music’s intersection with film, machines, and the mind, a topic he historicizes in his upcoming dissertation, Galatea’s Song: Music and the Genesis of Artificial Life. You can follow him on Twitter @SpiersBM, for his thoughts on musicology, media, and technology.


Music History and Theory Workshop (Coordinator, 2016-17)
Sound and Society Workshop (Co-coordinator, 2017-2018)

Teaching Experience

MU27200 Music History from 1600-1800 (Lecturer)
MUSI10400 Introduction to the Analysis and Criticism of Music (Lecturer)
Music and Animation (Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin Summer Music Clinic)