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Jonathan Turner

Jonathan is interested in the ways technology alters musician’s views of their own authorship. Technology is forcing, with increasing might, creative people to examine their own authority and agency.  He argues for a musicology of interfaces which seeks to understand human interaction with technology more broadly.

Curtis Rumrill

The music of Curtis Rumrill explores the intersection of literary form and modern chamber music. His works with writer, naturalist and visual artist Webberly Ebberly Finnich (née Zachary Webber) tell folk-like tales of animals in desperate or violent predicaments. He is also the composer of instrumental chamber music with and without electronics, works for tape, … Continue Reading »

Clara Olivares

Clara Olivares (b. 1993) is a Franco-Spanish composer. After studying the piano at the Conservatory of Strasbourg, she entered the composition curriculum with Mark André in 2011, then continued studying with Philippe Manoury, Daniel D’Adamo, Thierry Blondeau and Annette Schlüntz. She also received advice from Chaya Czernowin, Philippe Schoeller and Alberto Posadas. She holds a … Continue Reading »

Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan (b. 1995) is an experimental composer and bassist with recent work focusing on ideas of proximity, physicality, and spatial perception. He has studied with Marti Epstein, Steven Kazuo Takasugi, Marek Poliks, Aaron Helgeson, Curtis K. Hughes, and Jan Swafford. In addition, he has participated in lessons, masterclasses, and workshops with Stefano Gervasoni, Vinko Globokar, Rand … Continue Reading »

Ryan Gourley

Ryan Gourley is a first-year graduate student in Ethnomusicology.  Originally from San Antonio, Texas, he completed his undergraduate studies in music at Brown University in 2016.  His research interests include Soviet jazz, music as a means of protest, Post-Soviet aesthetics, cultural ideology, and propaganda.  He is a published photographer, poet, composer, and the founder of

Susan Bay

Research interests: 19th and 20th century opera, non-operatic stageworks, 18th century Germany, performance studies, sociology of opera, philosophy of aesthetics, theories of voice, vocal production.

Jacob Wolbert

Brazilianist scholar and musician looking at pedagogy in demographically and geographically modified samba groups. Other interests include sacred Afro-Brazilian music, popular musics of Brazil and the U.S., Afro-Cuban music, critical pedagogy, critical theory.