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Fanny Peabody Professor of Music, Harvard University

Anna-Maria Kellen Fellow - Class of Fall 2022

Alexander Rehding is the Fanny Peabody Professor of Music at Harvard University, where he founded the Sound Lab in 2012. He received his PhD from Cambridge University and went on to postdoctoral fellowships at Cambridge, University of Pennsylvania, and Princeton University. His research ranges across music and identity, cultural transfer and ecocriticism, sound studies and media theory, and digital humanities. He is the author of Hugo Riemann and the Birth of Modern Musical Thought (Cambridge, 2003), Music and Monumentality (Oxford, 2009), Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony (Oxford, 2017), and Alien Listening Music from Earth and Voyager’s Golden Record (Zone, 2021), a collection of world music that NASA shot into space in 1977. Rehding has served as editor of Acta musicologica, editor-in-chief of the Oxford Handbooks Online Series in Music, and is series editor of Bloomsbury’s Cultural History of Western Music. His work has been supported by Mellon and Guggenheim fellowships, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation fellowship, and been awarded a Dent Medal of the International Musicological Society and Royal Musical Association.

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