James  Wierzbicki


Senior lecturer in musicology at the University of Sydney. Previously on the musicology staffs of the University of Michigan and the University of  California-Irvine,  and for  more  than  twenty  years the chief classical music critic for the St.  Louis Post-Dispatch and other large American newspapers, he currently focuses on XX-century music in general and film music in particular. His books include Film Music: A History (Routledge, 2009) and monographs on the electronic score for the 1956 film Forbidden Planet (Scarecrow Press, 2005) and on the American composer Elliott Carter (University of Illinois Press, 2011). Books he has edited or co-edited include The Routledge Film Music Sourcebook (2011) and Music, Sound, and Filmmakers: Sonic Style in Cinema (Routledge, 2012).