Milton Babbitt and Elliott Carter were two prominent twentieth-century American composers who played decisive roles in defining musical complexity. Both were involved in shaping import systems for European modernism and export systems for difficult American modern music in the era of the Marshall Plan. In discussing their influence, Martin Brody will suggest relationships between cultural politics, music patronage, formalist theories, and the often challenging aesthetics of modern music during the Cold War.
On the evening of May 16, 2013, at the Hans Arnhold Center, the American Academy announced the establishment of the Inga Maren Otto Berlin Prize in Music Composition during a composer talk and a dinner honoring Inga Maren Otto with friends and trustees. Following the announcement, current fellow in music composition, Gene Coleman, discussed his work with the artistic director of MaerzMusik, Matthias Osterwold. »
From Bosnia in 1993 to Syria in 2013, the issue of humanitarian intervention has been at the center of international politics, in particular the right to intervene in sovereign states. As a member of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty, foreign policy expert Michael G. »
An innovative manipulator of synthetic materials into forms and images, English-born artist Tony Cragg, director of the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, is best known for his sculpture series "Early Forms and Rational Beings" and, prior, for his experimental use of materials, among them found items and raw matter. »
The invasion and occupation of Iraq in 2003 and the political system it institutionalized added new layers to an already complex and crowded history of violence with multiple villains and multitudes of victims. »
On the evening of April 16, 2013, at the Bertelsmann Repräsentanz in Berlin, the American Academy hosted Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State under the second Clinton Administration, from 1997 to 2001, and the first female Secretary of State in United States history. »