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Olivia Mattis
Aristides de Sousa Mendes Foundation - US (Huntington, NY 11743-0850)
Edgard Varese and the Liberation of Sound

EDGARD VARÈSE AND THE LIBERATION OF SOUND will be the first comprehensive, scholarly monograph on one of the major figures of 20th-century music. Varèse (1883-1965) envisioned the development of electronic music as early as 1915, well before it existed. His archives are now available for study for the first time. My book, a cultural biography combining methodologies from musicology and American Studies, will be the first monograph to incorporate these important materials.

Project fields:
Music History and Criticism

Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Research Programs

$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2006 – 6/30/2007