Bryan Parkhurst teaches music theory and aural skills at Oberlin Conservatory and lives in lovely Cleveland, OH. Lately he has been trying to think against the grain of the culturalist idealism that pervades the Left and the academy. Like Marx, he is much better at thinking about value than he is at amassing it.
Stephan Hammel is a Marxist agitator from Los Angeles, California. He is currently Assistant Professor of Music at the University of California, Irvine. In addition to his work on the intellectual history of Marxism and the historical materialist approach to musicology, he writes on Latin American musical modernism in the last century.