Music, Technologies, and Modern Selfhood

Music, Technologies, and Modern Selfhood: Austro-German Exile in the US, 1930-45 is a new research project supported by a three-year Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship. It investigates ideas of experience, memory, and displacement through the overlapping lenses of musical and technological discourses. In particular, the project examines musical collaborations, spectacles, and events by German-speaking musical émigrés in the United States that engage with technological modernity.

Emily MacGregor is the Individual Researcher on this project, currently working with Anne C. Shreffler at Harvard University. The project’s PI is J.P.E. Harper-Scott at Royal Holloway, University of London.

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