Matthias Röder is a Post-Doc and Lecturer on music at Harvard University where he has just finished his PhD thesis on “Music, Politics, and the Public Sphere in Late Eighteenth-Century Berlin.” His main research interests include social history of music, digital musicology, as well as the creative process of Ludwig van Beethoven. He has published his research in the US, Germany, and Austria and has appeared frequently as a conference speaker and guest lecturer. Matthias is the founder and editor of Zeitschichten.com, a web magazine on music and history, where he writes on contemporary music, the future of the classical music industry, and the art of listening to music. Before coming to Harvard in 2002, Matthias studied music at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg.
In addition to his academic and scholarly projects, Matthias is also active as an artistic advisor and music manager for several New Music projects in the United States, Turkey, Germany, and Austria for which he produced CD recordings, concerts, video, and educational events.