Andrew Granade is Professor of Musicology and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of Missouri – Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance. His research focuses on the American Experimental Tradition, particularly the composer and instrument builder Harry Partch, and he is the author of Harry Partch, Hobo Composer. He also has an active interest in music history pedagogy, the relationship of music and media, and musical minimalism.
John Pedro Schwartz is Associate Professor of English at the American University of Malta. His latest book is Poetry – Minimal Anthology (Tinta-da-China 2020), a rhymed and metered translation of the Portuguese (and French) poetry of Fernando Pessoa. He sits on the Editorial Board of the journal Pessoa Plural. He has published scholarly articles on Pessoa, James Joyce, Henry James and Jorge Luis Borges, as well as on the interstices of composition, media and museum studies. He has co-edited two books, Archives, Museums and Collecting Practices in the Modern Arab World (Routledge 2016) and TransLatin Joyce: Global Transmissions in Ibero-American Literature (Palgrave 2014). He has also taught at the American University of Beirut. While there, he seized the opportunity to return to his journalistic roots. Freelancing for Foreign Policy, he filed two comprehensive reports on the Syrian civil war. In a further journalistic venture, he published a three-part investigative series in Warscapes in April 2015, on the vigilante uprising against the Knights Templar drug cartel in Michoacán, Mexico. With his father, he is currently translating two further works by Pessoa, Prose – Minimal Anthology and Message.
Alex Gil is Digital Scholarship Librarian at Columbia University Libraries. He collaborates with faculty, students and library professionals leveraging computational and network technologies in humanities research, pedagogy and scholarly communications. He curates the Studio@Butler at Columbia University, a tech-light library innovation space focused on digital scholarship and pedagogy; he is founder and faculty moderator of Columbia’s Group for Experimental Methods in the Humanities, a vibrant trans-disciplinary research cluster focused on experimental humanities; senior editor of sx archipelagos, a journal of Caribbean Digital Studies, and co-wrangler of The Caribbean Digital conference series. Current projects include Ed, a digital platform for minimal editions of literary texts; Aimé Césaire and The Broken Record, a minimal computing experiment in long-form digital scholarship; and, In The Same Boats, a visualization of trans-Atlantic intersections of black intellectuals in the 20th century.
Experienced Librarian with a demonstrated history of working in higher education and the arts. Skilled in various areas of information work, music (voice, composition / theory, musicology), and visual art, with a special interest in the avant-garde and experimental art forms. Other research / professional interests include: music bibliography, discography, music copyright, critical librarianship, queer studies, film studies, music of the 20th + 21st centuries (specifically minimalism), choral music of northern and eastern Europe, American opera and art song, and popular music (e.g., “Rock”) studies.
Michael Palmese is a visiting lecturer in music at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth and earned his PhD in musicology at Louisiana State University with a minor in comparative literature. His primary research interests encompass music and art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, particularly minimalism and postminimalism, Samuel Beckett, and the intersections between music and politics. Michael is currently engaged in archival research devoted to exploring the development of postwar American musical culture through studies of underground newspapers. He is also writing a book chapter for a forthcoming edited collection that examines Samuel Beckett’s style of musical criticism in his personal correspondence (Classiques Garnier, 2021).
I teach music theory in the Harvard Music Department and research process and ambient music of the latter twentieth and early twenty-first centuries (minimalism, spectralism, electroacoustic, ambient). My goals are analytical: drawing on recent theories of event cognition, embodied cognition, and ecological perception, I investigate the in-time musical experience of form, time, meter, timbre, and meaning. I contextualize broad questions about the nature of musical experience in narrow instances of processual, spatial, and interactive musical experiences. I have recently published or presented research on the role of metric cognition in Grisey (MTO, 2018; SMT, 2019); aspects of embodiment and formal perception (Intégral, forthcoming); and the development of spectral community and discourse through memorials to Grisey (Spectralisms conference, 2019). I am currently developing a monograph investigating process and ambient thinking since 1950 across genres and styles, from Stockhausen and Messiaen to Hans Abrahamsen and Laurie Spiegel. The book’s working title (quoting a Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith track) is “Existence in the Unfurling”: Theorizing Process and Ambient Music, 1950-2020.
Anna E. Kijas is Head of Lilly Music Library at Tufts University. Her academic training includes master’s degrees in library and information science from Simmons College, music with a concentration in musicology from Tufts University, as well as a bachelor of arts in music literature and performance from Northeastern University. Anna is interested in the exploration and application of digital humanities tools and methods in historical (music) research, and in the application of standards, including TEI and MEI, for open access research and publishing, and the use of minimal computing. She also works on nineteenth century music topics with a focus on gender, women, and performance criticism and reception. She recently published a book on The Life and Music of Teresa Carreño (1853-1917): A Guide to Research, and has a digital project, which documents Carreño’s performance career with primary source materials, metadata, and transcriptions, as well as explores her performances and texts through data analysis and visualization tools. View Anna’s full C.V.
A 2nd year college student majoring in Developmental Studies. I am currently working on a “mini-thesis,” and using this platform as a means of broadening my knowledge in my area of focus and to other studies as well. Hopefully, as time passes, I may be able to share my researches/thesis and in the very future, the scholarly articles I may write as a professional.