Nathan Cobb is working toward a Ph.D. in music theory at UC Santa Barbara. His research interests encompass a wide array of subjects, such as sketch studies, popular music, topic theory, Spectralism, and the intersection of philosophy and music theory (particularly as involves the fields of semiotics, phenomenology, and post-structuralism).
Nathan earned his B.A. in Piano Performance, summa cum laude, from Houston Baptist University in 2016 and his M.A. in Music Theory from the University of Washington in 2019. His master’s thesis, entitled Analyzing Perceived Time: A Husserlian Study of Temporal-Consciousness in Gérard Grisey’s Vortex Temporum and Morton Feldman’s Triadic Memories, explores the effects of transformational processes on the listener’s experience of temporal pacing.