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Sabine Feisst

Sabine Feisst

Professor, School of Music, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Sabine.Feisst@asu.edu

480-965-3114

School of Music
Arizona State University
PO Box 870405
Tempe, AZ 85287-0405

Titles

  • Senior Sustainability Scholar, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
  • Professor, School of Music, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
  • Honors Faculty, Barrett, The Honors College

Biography

Sabine Feisst holds a Ph.D. in Musicology from the Free University of Berlin. She served on the faculty at Bard College and the University of Notre Dame before joining Arizona State University in 2002. Her research interests focus on twentieth and twenty-first century music. In the last five years she has also explored ecomusicology, a nascent field of scholarly inquiry centering on interrelationships between music, culture and nature and on ecocriticism and sustainability. Having authored essays on ecologically conscious composers in Europe and the United States, she is currently working on a monograph on music and ecology, preparing the Oxford Handbook of Ecomusicology and, together with Denise Von Glahn, she is editing the book series “Music, Nature, Place” under contract with Indiana University Press. She teaches a graduate course on Music, Nature and Sustainability (MHL 691) in which students study environmental philosophies, acoustic ecology, animal studies, bioacoustics and questions of sustainability with regard to musical instrument building and performance.

Education

  • PhD, Musicology, Free University of Berlin, 1995
  • Erstes Staatsexamen für das Lehramt an Gymnasien (equals Masters), French LIterature, Goethe Universität, 1990
  • Erstes Staatsexamen für das Lehramt an Gymnasien (equals Masters), Music Education, Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, 1987

Expertise

Journal Articles

2016

Feisst, S. 2016. Music and ecology. Contemporary Music Review 35(3):293-295. DOI: 10.1080/07494467.2016.1239383. (link )

Feisst, S. 2016. The American Southwest as muse: Maggi Payne's sonic desertscapes. Contemporary Music Review 35(3):318-335. DOI: 10.1080/07494467.2016.1239384. (link )

2014

Feisst, S. M. 2014. Animal ecologies: Laurie Spiegel's musical explorations of urban wildlife. Social Alternatives 33(1):16-22. (link )

2007

Feisst, S. M. 2007. Komponieren mit urbanen Klängen. Die U.S.-amerikanische Komponistin Annie Gosfield. MusikTexte 115:5-15.

2005

Feisst, S. M. 2005. Der US-amerikanische Komponist Ingram Marshall. MusikTexte 105:21-36.

Feisst, S. M. 2005. Zur Bedeutung der Improvisation für von John Cage. MusikTexte 106:63-71.

2002

Feisst, S. M. 2002. Zur Rezeption von Schönbergs Schaffen in Amerika vor 1933. Journal of the Arnold Schoenberg Center 4:281-291.

2001

Feisst, S. M. 2001. Klanggeographie – Klanggeometrie. Der U.S.-amerikanische Komponist John Luther Adams. MusikTexte 91:4-14.

2000

Feisst, S. M. 2000. Serving two masters: Leonard Rosenman's music for films and the concert hall. 21st Century Music 7(5):19-25. (link )

1999

Feisst, S. M. 1999. Arnold Schoenberg and the cinematic art. The Musical Quarterly 83(1):93-113. (link )

1998

Feisst, S. M. 1998. Henry Cowell und Arnold Schönberg - eine unbekannte Freundschaft Sabine Feisst. Archiv für Musikwissenschaft 55(1):57-71. DOI: 10.2307/930957. (link )

Books

2018

Feisst, S. M. ed. 2018. Schoenberg's Correspondence with American Composers. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780195383577.

2011

Feisst, S. M. 2011. Schoenberg's New World: The American Years. Oxford University Press. Nre York, NY. ISBN: 0195372387.

1995

Feisst, S. 1995. Der Begriff 'Improvisation' in der neuen Musik. Studio. ISBN: 978-3895640346.

Book Chapters

2016

Feisst, S. M. 2016. Negotiating freedom and control in composition: Improvisation and its offshoots, 1950 to 1980. Pp. 206-229 In: Lewis, G. E. and B. Piekut eds., The Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisatin Studies. Vol 2. Oxford University Press. New York, NY. ISBN: 978-0199892921.

Feisst, S. 2016. Negotiating nature and music through technology: Ecological reflections in the works of Maggi Payne and Laurie Spiegel. Pp. 245-257 In: Allen, A. S. and K. Dawe eds., Current Directions in Ecomusicology: Music, Nature, Environment. Routledge. New Yoek, NY. ISBN: 978-1138804586.

2014

Feisst, S. M. 2014. 11. Represence of Jewishness in German music commemorating the Holocaust since the 1980s: Three case studies. Pp. 222-242 In: Fruhauf, T. and L. E. Hirsch eds., Dislocated Memories: Jews, Music, and Postwar German Culture. Oxford University Press. New York, NY. ISBN: 978-0199367481.

2012

Feisst, S. 2012. Music as place, place as music: The sonic geography of John Luther Adams. Pp. Chapter 2 In: Herzogenrath, B. ed., The Farthest Place: The Music of John Luther Adams. Northeastern University Presss. Boston, MA. ISBN: 978-1555537630.

Feisst, S. 2012. Schoenberg and America. Pp. 285-309 In: Frisch, W. ed., Schoenberg and His World. Princeton University Press. Princeton, NJ. ISBN: 9780691048611.

Feisst, S. M. 2012. The city as muse: Annie Gosfield's New York city soundscapes. Pp. 80-86 In: Klotz, S. ed., Musik – Stadt: Traditionen und Perspektiven urbaner Musikkulturen. Gudrun Schroder Verlag.

2010

Feisst, S. M. 2010. Schoenberg in the United States reconsidered: A histographic investigation. Pp. 102-126 In: Bodek, R. and S. Lewis eds., The Fruits of Exile: Central European Intellectual Immigation to America in the Age of Fascism. University of South Carolna Press. Columbia, SC. ISBN: 978-1570038532.

Feisst, S. 2010. Schoenberg reception in America, 1933–51. Pp. 247-257 In: Shaw, J. and J. Auner eds., The Cambridge Companion to Schoenberg. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge. DOI: 10.1017/CCOL9780521870498.019.

2009

Feisst, S. M. 2009. Arnold Schoenberg in America reconsidered: A historiographic investigation. Pp. 409-426 In: Blazekovic, Z. and B. Dobbs Mackenzie eds., Music's Intellectual History. RILM. ISBN: 978-1932765052.

Feisst, S. M. 2009. Echos of Pierrot Lunaire in American music. Pp. 173-192 In: Wright, J. K. ed., Schoenberg's Chamber Music, Schoenberg's World. Pendragon Press. ISBN: 978-1576471302.

Feisst, S. M. and B. Nettl. 2009. John Cage and improvisation: An unresolved relationship. Pp. 38-51 In: Solis, G. ed., Musical Improvisation: Art, Education and Society. Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. ISBN: 978-0252034626.

2008

Feisst, S. M. 2008. Arnold Schoenberg -- modernist or romanticist?. Pp. 196-208 In: Lussier, M. and B. Matsunaga eds., Engaged Romanticism: Romanticism as Praxis. Cambrdige Scholars Publishing. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. ISBN: 978-1847189141.

2006

Feisst, S. M. 2006. Edgar Varese, ecuatorial. Pp. 170-177 In: Riethmüller, A. ed., Handbuch der Musik im 20. Jahrhundert, 12 Bde., Bd.2, Die Ausbreitung der neuen Musik 1925-1945. Vol 2. Laaber Verlag. ISBN: 978-3890074221.

Feisst, S. M. 2006. Leonard Bernstein, Symphony No. 1 ‘Jeremiah'. Pp. 293-298 In: Riethmüller, A. ed., Handbuch der Musik im 20. Jahrhundert, 12 Bde., Bd.2, Die Ausbreitung der neuen Musik 1925-1945. Vol 2. Laaber Verlag. ISBN: 978-3890074221.

Feisst, S. M. 2006. Olivier Messiaen, Quatuor pour la fin du temps. Pp. 277-283 In: Riethmüller, A. ed., Handbuch der Musik im 20. Jahrhundert, 12 Bde., Bd.2, Die Ausbreitung der neuen Musik 1925-1945. Laaber Verlag. ISBN: 978-3890074221.

Feisst, S. M. 2006. Varese and his New York choruses. Pp. 257-263 In: Meyer, F. and H. Zimmermann eds., Edgar Varese: Composer, Sound Sculptor, Visionary. Boydell & Brewer. Woodbridge, Suffolk. ISBN: 978-1843832119.

1999

Feisst, S. M. 1999. Part IV Schoenberg and America. Pp. 288-311 In: Frisch, W. ed., Schoenberg and His World. Princeton University Press. Princeton, NJ. ISBN: 978-0691048611.

Posters

2018

Paine, G., V. S. Berisha, H. Rowe, K. Hoefer, A. P. Singh, S. Puranam, S. M. Feisst and S. J. Hall. 2018. EcoSonics – Psychoacoustic diversity modeling for environmental management in McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Poster presented at the 20th Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, Jaunary 5, 2018, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

Blog Posts

2002

Feisst, S. 2002. Losing control: Indeterminacy and improvisation in music since 1950 [Blog Post]. Retrieved from link