Mark Saccomano concentrates on phenomenological approaches to meaning and on developing a critical understanding of musical hermeneutics. Specific areas of interest include attention and affect, listening and interpretation, and theoretical approaches to the study of acousmatic music. Analytic work focuses on late twentieth-century American music and contemporary electronic works.
Mark holds a BA in linguistics with high honors from UC Berkeley and an MA in applied linguistics from UCLA. He is currently working on a project sponsored by the Columbia University Libraries and the Digital Music Lab on retrieval, manipulation, and display of digitized music notation.