Phil Ford is an associate professor of musicology at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Author of Dig: Sound and Music in Hip Culture (Oxford University Press, 2013). Essays have appeared in Representations, Journal of Musicology, Jazz Perspectives, Musical Quarterly, and other scholarly journals. Published work has mostly been about postwar American popular music, American cold war culture, radical and countercultural intellectual history, sound and performance. Working on a book on magic and esotericism, philosophies of presence, holism, and embodiment, etc. Deranged Wagnerian. Appreciates Marmite. Plays piano. Has dog (pictured above, left). Founded Dial M in 2006 and is still at it. Contact information is here.
Jonathan Bellman is a Professor of Music History and Literature and Head of Academic Studies in Music at the University of Northern Colorado. Author, The Style Hongrois in the Music of Western Europe (Northeastern University Press, 1993), A Short Guide to Writing About Music (2000; 2e, Longman, 2008), Chopin’s Polish Ballade: Op. 38 as Narrative of National Martyrdom (Oxford University Press, 2010), Editor, The Exotic in Western Music (Northeastern University Press, 1998), author of bunches of articles and reviews and so on. Likes to play the piano, the mandolin, and even guitar sometimes. A. M. and Jo Winchester Distinguished Scholar at UNC, 2011.