Project Description

Peter McMurray

Portrait of Peter McMurray

FSC-Harvard Fellow 2014-15, 2015-16

Peter McMurray is an ethnomusicologist and composer beginning a Mellon postdoctoral fellowship at MIT. His dissertation work focused on the Islamic acoustics of Turkish Berlin. He is currently working on a multichannel sound piece based on recordings from Berlin as well as a project on musical instrument makers in Turkey, Bosnia and Germany. He is also a Research Fellow at the Milman Parry Collection of Oral Literature, where he is beginning a project on sound technologies during World War II.