– ‘Marxist Music Studies Now: New Directions and Nonreductive Solidarities’ (roundtable member, AMS/SEM/SMT, New Orleans, November 2022).


– ‘Paweł Mykietyn and the ‘Risset’ Accelerando: Sculpture in Sound’ (Society for Music Analysis Annual Conference, Newcastle, July 2022).

– ‘”An institution for the production of socialism”: What kind of object is socialist-realist music?’ (‘Socialist Realism in Music, Globally’ conference, University of Cambridge and Universität Leipzig, July 2022).

– ‘”Formalistic Freaks in Music”: Socialist Realism, Shostakovich, and Il’ya Golovin’, invited talk, Centre for Co-operation in Russian and Soviet Studies, November 2021.

– ‘Socialist Realism, Capitalist Realism, and everything in between’, invited talk as part of the music research series at Middlesex University, November 2021.

– Panel member for the Philharmonia Orchestra Human/Nature insights Day (speaking on Stravinsky and the Rite of Spring) Royal Festival Hall, London, October 2021:

– ‘Polish-Soviet musical exchange: Composers’ delegations in the 1960s’, (Polish Music Abroad conference series, ‘The Warsaw Autumn Festival: its role and significance for the musical life of the countries on both sides of the Iron Curtain (and after its fall), Warsaw, September 2021).

– ‘Shostakovich, Prokofiev, and Mikhalkov’s Ilya Golovin‘ (RMA Annual Conference, Newcastle University, September 2021).

– ‘Grażyna Bacewicz and Sonata Form: “There must be a conflict…”‘, (Society for Music Analysis, annual conference, University of Birmingham, July 2021).

– ‘Paradoxes of Socialist-Realist Music’ (The Translation, Transmission, and Cultural Transfer Seminar, Queen Mary University of London, May 2021).

– ‘Accessibility of Music Theory and Online Learning: The Class Politics and Learning Strategies of Teaching in Lockdown’ (Teaching Music Theory in the Digital Age Study Day, SMA and University of Liverpool, March 2021).

– ‘”Music on a Leash”: Socialist Realism and Twentieth-Century Music’ (Cambridge Music Faculty Colloquium, March 2021).

– ‘Source Studies in Russian Music’ (convenor and chair of panel discussion) (Royal Musical Association Annual Conference, Goldsmiths, University of London, September 2020).

– ‘Music Behind the Iron Curtain: Weinberg and his Polish Contemporaries’, Moscow, Academy of Arts, December 2019.

– ‘Weinberg and Reactive Modernism: The Poland of Memory’, POLIN Museum, Warsaw, December 2019.

– ‘Weinberg, Nostalgia, and the Poland of Memory’, Szymanowski Academy, Katowice, November 2019.

– ‘Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons (pre-concert talk)’ (Folkestone Book Festival, November, 2019).

– ‘Music Behind the Iron Curtain’, Book launch – Wigmore Hall, London, October 2019.

– ‘Boris Asafiev and Soviet Music Criticism: the Afterlife of an Ideal’, (Russian and East-European Music Conference, Durham, October 2019).

– ‘Socialist Realism after Stalin: 1953 and beyond’, (Conference on Music since 1900, Huddersfield, September 2019).

– Proms Plus Talk on Weinberg’s Third Symphony, BBC Proms, 22 August 2019.

– ‘Penderecki and the String Quartet’, (Symposium ‘Individualismus in Zeiten der Avantgarde mit Krzysztof Penderecki’, Vienna, March 2019).

– ‘Weinberg and the Warsaw Autumn Festival: Nostalgia, Trauma, and Reactive Modernism’ (‘Mieczysław Weinberg: East meets West’, University of Manchester, January 2019).

– ‘The End of (music) History: Asafiev, Lukács, and Socialist Realism’, (Music research series presented by the Centre for Russian music, Goldsmiths, University of London, October 2018).

– ‘Polish-Soviet Musical Exchange: Composers’ delegations in the 1960s’, (RMA Annual Conference, University of Bristol, September 2018).

– ‘Reassessing socialist realism: Asafiev, Lukács, and the end of (music) history’, (Department Visiting Research seminar, Royal Holloway, February 2018).

– ‘Two Octobers: 1917 in Shostakovich’s Second and Twelfth Symphonies’, (Russian and East-European Music conference, Goldsmiths, University of London, December 2017).

– ‘Analytical Methods for Socialist-Realist Instrumental Works’ (ICMSN/SurreyMAC 2017, University of Surrey, September 2017).

– ‘The Paradox of Socialist-Realist Chamber Music’ (‘“Between the Lands”: Alexander Ivashkin Remembered’, Goldsmiths, University of London, June 2017).

– ‘“An Encyclopedia of the Genre”: Weinberg’s String Quartets’ (‘Mieczysław Weinberg (1919-1996): A Rediscovery’, Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, February 2017).

– ‘Derrida, Shostakovich, and the “Crisis of the End”’ (Critical Theory for Musicology, Senate House, University of London, July 2016).

– ‘Commemorating the Past: Weinberg’s Experience as a Jewish Migrant in the USSR’ (‘Continuities and Ruptures: Artistic Responses to Jewish Migration, Internment and Exile in the Long Twentieth Century’, Leeds, July 2014).

– ‘Lines that have Escaped Destruction: Weinberg and The Passenger’ (Forum Voix Etouffées, Colloque international “Musique et camps de concentration”, Strasbourg, November 2013).


I have appeared on BBC Radio 3 and Polskie Radio. I recorded a series of ‘Time Travellers’ segments for the Essential Classics programme on Radio 3 (a selection of these found can be found online).


I have been a guest on the Wigmore Hall podcast, together with Marc Danel (of the Quatuor Danel). You can listen here:

I’ve been a guest for ‘The Theory Behind it’ Podcast:

I’ve been a guest on the Presto podcast:–presto-music-classical-podcast-episode-22-musicological-musings-with-daniel-elphick

I’ve also guest-appeared on the ‘Down with the Patri-bachy’ podcast:–Dan-Elphick-epmf4a

And on the Mieczysław Wajnberg Institute podcast: