Marc Perlman, ethnomusicologist, received his Ph.D. from Wesleyan University. Before joining Brown University, he spent a year as a Fellow of the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University. He has also taught at Tufts University, and in Indonesia, where he was founding editor of the Journal of the Indonesian Musicological Society. His scholarly writings have appeared in the journals Ethnomusicology, Asian Music, Musical Quarterly, Postmodern Culture, Music Perception, Indonesia, Social Studies of Science, and in the revised edition of the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. He has also published in Rhythm Music Magazine and the New York Times. He is a past president of the Northeast Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology.
"How a French Baroque Motet Is Like a Melanesian Folk Song." Andante.com, August 2005.
Unplayed Melodies: Javanese Gamelan and the Genesis of Music Theory. University of California Press.
"Golden Ears and Meter Readers: The Contest for Epistemic Authority in Audiophilia." Social Studies of Science 34(5):783-807.
"Consuming Audio: An Introduction to Tweak Theory." Pages 346-357 in René T. A. Lysloff and Leslie C. Gay, Jr. (eds.), Music and Technoculture (Wesleyan University Press).
"Indonesia VII: Sumatra." New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, pp. 344-351.
"Mode V, 4: South-east Asian pathet." New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition. Vol. 16, pp. 844-852.
"The Traditional Javanese Performing Arts in the Twilight of the New Order: Two Letters from Solo." Indonesia no. 68, pp. 1-37.
"Early-Music Talk Begins to Heat Up Again." New York Times Arts & Leisure section, Sunday 14 June 1998.
"The Social Meanings of Modal Practices: Status, Gender, History and Pathet in Central Javanese Music." Ethnomusicology 42(1):45-80.
"Conflicting Interpretations: Indigenous Analysis and Historical Change in Central Javanese Music." Asian Music 28(1):115-140.
"An Experimental Study of Internal Interval Standards in Javanese and Western Musicians." (With second author Carol L. Krumhansl.) Music Perception 14(2):95-116.
"American Gamelan in the Garden of Eden: Intonation in a Cross-Cultural Encounter." Musical Quarterly 78(3):484-529.
|MUSC 0650 - Javanese Gamelan|
|MUSC 0651 - Javanese Gamelan|
|MUSC 1905A - Music and Cultural Policy|
|MUSC 1910 - Music and Mind|
|MUSC 1920 - Music and Modern Life|
|MUSC 1930 - Music of Indonesia|
|MUSC 2030 - Modernizing Traditional Music|
|MUSC 2050 - Musical Thinking|
|MUSC 2070 - Music and Identity|
|MUSC 2080H - Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Ethnomusicology|
|MUSC 2080H - Key Concepts in Sociocultural Theory|