Research Programs: Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Period of Performance

1/1/2006 - 6/30/2007

Funding Totals

$40,000.00 (approved)
$40,000.00 (awarded)

Edgard Varese and the Liberation of Sound

FAIN: FB-52252-06

Olivia Mattis
Aristides de Sousa Mendes Foundation - US (Huntington, NY 11743-0850)

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.