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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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 (http://www.monkeyworksmusic.com).
Jeff works as a computer support manager at Columbia University
and lives in Manhattan with his wife Nina and son Tommy.
Martin Daughtry is a second-year graduate student in
UCLAs 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.