Megan Lavengood


Megan Lavengood is a Ph.D. candidate in Music Theory at the CUNY Graduate Center focusing on pop music and timbre.

On these episodes:

Episode 29 – Timbre & 80s Synthpop

On Episode 29 of Pop Unmuted Scott Interrante and Kurt Trowbridge are joined by Music Theory Ph.D. student Megan Lavengood, who is writing her dissertation on timbre and the Yamaha Dx7 synthesizer. They talk about the role timbre and sound plays in defining genre and why so much music released in the 2010s is called “80s inspired.”

Max Martin and Ellie Goulding’s “Love Me Like You Do”

On Episode 10 of Pop Unmuted, Scott Interrante and Kurt Trowbridge are joined by Melbourne, Australia-based pop podcaster Daniel Gregg and Music Theory Ph.D. candidate Megan Lavengood to talk about legendary pop producer and songwriter Max Martin. We then delve deeper into his most recent hit, Ellie Goulding’s “Love Me Like You Do” and close with a special Max Martin themed Unmuted Pop Songs segment.

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