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Martin Alan Brody

Visiting Scholar (Sep 2018-Dec 2018)

Catherine Mills Davis Professor of Music, Wellesley College

The composer/musicologist Martin Brody is Catherine Mills Davis Professor of Music at Wellesley College. He served as Fromm Resident in Musical Composition at the American Academy in Rome in 2001 and as Andrew Heiskell Arts Director of the Academy from 2007 to 2010. He is the recipient of awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the National Endowment of the Arts. He has also received residency fellowships from the Fromm Foundation and the William Walton Estate in Ischia, and the Liguria Arts and Humanities Center in Bogliasco. He has written extensively about postwar American music and serves on the editorial boards of Perspectives of New Music and The Open Space. An active advocate of modern and contemporary music, he serves as President of the Stefan Wolpe Society and a trustee of the American Academy in Rome.

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Liberal Sound: Milton Babbitt and the RCA Synthesizer

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Selected Publications

Brody, M. A. (2016). Theory, as a music. In S. Clark, & A. Rehding (Eds.), Music in time: phenomenology, perception, performance (pp. 293-311). Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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Brody, M. A. (2014). Cold war genius: music and cultural diplomacy at the American Academy in Rome. In F. Meyer, C. J. Oja, W. Rathert, & A. C. Shreffler (Eds.), Crosscurrents: American and European music in interaction, 1900–2000 (pp. 375-387)…

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Brody, M. A. (2014). Class of ’54: friendship and ideology at the American Academy in Rome. In M. A. Brody (Ed.), Music and musical composition at the American Academy in Rome (pp. 222-254). Rochester: University of Rochester Press.

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Brody, M. A. (1993). "Music for the masses": Milton Babbitt's cold war music theory. The Musical Quarterly, 77(2), 161-192.

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