Tim Rutherford-Johnson

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Tim Rutherford-Johnson is a British new music critic, journalist and blogger, author of Music after the Fall: Modern Composition and Culture since 1989 (University of California Press) and editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Music, 6th edition (Oxford University Press). He recently co-authored a history of music in the twentieth century with Stephen Graham, Tom Perchard and Holly Rogers (Cambridge University Press). He studied at the University of Nottingham and at Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Tim’s writings have been published internationally in The Wire (UK), Tempo (UK), Neue Zeitschrift für Musik (Germany), Positionen (Germany), Nutida Musik (Norway), NewMusicBox (USA) and other publications. For several years he worked on the New Grove Dictionary of Music, helping launch its online incarnation (as Grove Music Online) and serving as the editor in charge of its contemporary music content. He has written sleevenotes and programme notes on hundreds of works by composers from Michel van der Aa to Djuro Zivkovic.
In 2003 he started The Rambler, one of the web’s longest-running blogs dedicated to contemporary music. He has been an Artistic Board member of the acclaimed Riot Ensemble since 2016 and has taught at Goldsmiths and Brunel University, London.

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