Thomas Patteson is a writer, teacher, and musician whose work explores the connections between music, technology, politics, and society. Since 2013, he has been a member of the faculty the Curtis Institute of Music, where he teaches courses in the history of music since 1900. He is also an associate curator at Bowerbird, a non-profit organization that presents contemporary music, film, and dance. Thomas’s first book, Instruments for New Music: Sound Technology and Modernism in the Weimar Republic, will be published in late 2015 by the University of California Press. More information can be found at his personal website, thomaspatteson.com.