Joanna Bailie was born in London and now lives in Berlin. She studied composition with Richard Barrett, electronic music at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Holland, and won a fellowship to study at Columbia University in 1999. She completed her PhD at City, University of London in 2018. Her recent work includes chamber music and installation and is characterized by the use of field recordings together with acoustic instruments. She is also interested in the interplay between the audio and visual, as evidenced by her works for camera obscura, which include the installation The Place You Can See and Hear and the music theater piece Analog. She has taught composition at City, University of London, the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, and at the 47th edition of the Darmstadt International Summer Course for New Music. In 2016, she was a guest of the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program.
Jeremy Braddock is Associate Professor of English at Cornell University. He is the author of Collecting as Modernist Practice (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012), which won the 2013 Modernist Studies Association book prize. Recent essays include "The Scandal of a Black Ulysses," on the reception of James Joyce among Harlem intellectuals, and "Media Studies, 1932," which reads the correspondence of Claude McKay and Nancy Cunard in the context of media's first globalizing period. He is currently working on a book-length study of the Firesign Theater.
Tatiana Catanzaro is a composer and a musicologist. She has a PhD in Music and Musicology from the University of Paris IV-Sorbonne, France, and currently holds the position of Professor of Composition and New Technologies at the Music Department of Brasilia University. She carries on a research on methodologies of musical analysis based on psychoacoustics, neuroscience, and cognitive sciences, which was initiated during her postdoctoral studies developed in collaboration between the Interdisciplinary Nucleus of Sound Communication and the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM). As a composer, after graduating from São Paulo University, she obtained a diploma from the Conservatoire de musique à rayonnement départementale d'Aulnay-sous-Bois and attended the Cursus 1 of musical computer science at IRCAM. She has collaborated in recent years with such groups as Itinéraire, Alternance, Télémaque, Cairn, Camerata Aberta, and Bachiana Filarmônica, among others. Her pieces are recorded on CDs by such artists as Karin Fernandes, Lídia Bazarian, and Joana Holanda and by such ensembles as Percorso Ensemble and Ensemble Música Nova.
Carolyn Chen has made music for supermarket, demolition district, and the dark. Her work reconfigures the everyday to retune habits of our ears through sound, text, light, image, and movement. For a decade her studies of the guqin, the Chinese seven-string zither traditionally played for private meditation in nature, has informed her thinking on listening in social spaces. Recent projects include a marble chase and commissions for Klangforum Wien and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The work has been presented in 24 countries and described by the New York Times as "the evening's most consistently alluring…a quiet but lush meditation." It has been supported and commissioned by Impuls, MATA, Fulbright, Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships, Stanford University Sudler Prize, University of California Institute for Research in the Arts, ASCAP, Emory Planetarium, and Machine Project at the Hammer Museum. Recordings are available on Perishable, the wulf., and Quakebasket. She earned a PhD in music from the University of California, San Diego, and an MA in Modern Thought and Literature and BA in music from Stanford University, with an honors thesis on free improvisation and radical politics.
David L. Clark is Professor in the Department of English and Cultural Studies, Associate Member of the Department of Health, Aging, and Society, and member of the Council of Instructors in the Arts and Science Program at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, where he teaches courses in social and political thought, critical theory, and British Romanticism. He has published widely in contemporary theory, post-Enlightenment philosophy, British and German Romanticism, and critical animal studies. He is founder of The Hospitality Project: Five Hundred Letters of Welcome to Omar...