Gina Fatone is a doctoral candidate in ethnomusicology at UCLA, currently examining the cross-cultural use of vocable mnemonics in the learning of instrumental music. A recent grant recipient of the International Council for Canadian Studies, she will conduct fieldwork in 2001 on the transmission of the classical Scottish bagpipe in the Atlantic Provinces. A frequent performer with the CalArts Balinese Gamelan, she conducted field research in Bali and West Java, Indonesia while a graduate student at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

James Kippen studied Social Anthropology and Ethnomusicology under John Blacking and John Baily at Queen's University, Belfast. His primary research in Lucknow, India, dealt with tabla drumming in its sociocultural context, particularly as interpreted by his teacher, the hereditary master Afaq Hussain Khan (1930-90). He is currently engaged in research into cultural concepts of time in Indian music and society, and he continues to study and practise tabla. Kippen is Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of Toronto.

Timothy S. Murphy, currently assistant professor of English at the University of Oklahoma, is the author of Wising Up the Marks: The Amodern William Burroughs (California 1997) and the general editor of the scholarly journal Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture. He has published essays on improvisation in the works of Pierre Boulez and Ornette Coleman, on James Joyce and post-serial composition, and on other issues in twentieth century literature and culture.

Daniel W. Smith is currently a Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He has authored numerous articles on topics in European philosophy, and is completing a book on the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze. He has also translated several books from French to English, including Deleuze's Essays Critical and Clinical (with Michael A. Greco), Pierre Klossowski's Nietzsche and the Vicious Circle, and Isabelle Stenger's The Invention of Modern Science.

Giorgio Biancorosso was born and educated in Italy, where he studied Musicology and Philosophy at the University of Rome, while also writing on film as a free lance journalist. He holds a Master's degree in Historical Musicology from King's College London, and an M.F.A. from Princeton University. He is about to complete his Ph.D dissertation, also at Princeton, on Film Music. The thesis is entitled: 'Where Does the Music Come From? Studies in the Esthetics of Film Music.' Currently he is Visiting Assistant Professor in the French and Italian Department at Northwestern University, where he is teaching courses on Film, Opera, and 20th-century Italian Literature. In September 2001, he will be moving to New York, as a Fellow in the Society of Fellows in the Humanities at Columbia University.



Mark J. Blair was 14 when a-ha made their debut in 1985. Although he remains lost in the 80s, he has gone on to earn Master's degrees in musicology and library/info science from the University of Texas at Austin, where he resides. He composes his own pop projects under the name Andy Units.

Jeff Eldredge was born in Connecticut in 1961.  He received a B.A. in music and a B.S. in computer science from Cornell University in 1984.  In 1986, he moved to New York City where he continued participating in a wide variety of musical performance contexts.  He currently performs on accordion, harmonium, synthesizer, and piano with the world beat/jazz ensemble Monkeyworks ( Jeff works as a computer support manager at Columbia University and lives in Manhattan with his wife Nina and son Tommy.

J. Martin Daughtry is a second-year graduate student in UCLA’s Department of Ethnomusicology. His research focuses on Russian-language musics; music and nationalism; music and meaning; and the use of computer technology to overcome translation obstacles in foreign-language music reception.


Daniel Smith
and Timothy Murphy:
Deleuze and Guattari

Gina Fatone:
We Thank the Technology Goddess

Giorgio Biancorosso:
Beginning Credits and Beyond
Blair: a-ha

Daughtry: Five Windows
Review Essay
Eldredge: Jackson

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