Music, Technologies, and Modern Selfhood: Austro-German Exile in the US, 1930-45 was a research project supported by a three-year Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship from 2016 to 2019. It investigated ideas of experience, memory, and displacement through the overlapping lenses of musical and technological discourses. In particular, the project examined musical collaborations, spectacles, and events by German-speaking musical émigrés in the United States that engaged with technological modernity.
Emily MacGregor was the Individual Researcher on this project, working with Anne C. Shreffler at Harvard University, and J.P.E. Harper-Scott at Royal Holloway, University of London (also the project P.I.).
Photo credit: Kurt Weill’s Railroads on Parade at the 1939 New York World’s Fair
Gottscho-Schleisner Collection, Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress, LC-G612- 35172