• Sasha Zamler-Carhart


    Sasha Zamler-Carhart (they/she/he) is a medievalist, composer-designer, writer, and singer, and formerly a linguist and a lawyer. They teach at Mannes and Parsons.

    Sasha's research is reversible like an air conditioner. Sometimes it's forensic and archeological, and pointed at dissecting an existing object: this is their work as a medievalist, analyzing historical musical repertoires as design projects, and it was also their work as a linguist. Sometimes the same machine is toggled to 'output' and is used to make a design object: this is their work as a composer, designer, and writer, and it used to be their work as a tax lawyer.

    Before joining The New School Sasha was director of the Medieval Music program at the Royal Conservatoire The Hague, The Netherlands, and artistic director of The Ascoli Ensemble, a vocal ensemble for medieval polyphony. They used to be a lawyer specialized in international tax issues.

    Degrees Held:

    JD (Stanford Law School), MA in linguistics (Stanford), MMus in composition (London - Royal Holloway), Diploma in composition (Royal Conservatoire The Hague), BA in linguistics and philosophy (Stanford).

    Research Interests:

    medieval studies, Africa, linguistics, speculative and hybrid design, voice, fashion, surfaces, acoustics

    Current Courses:

    History of Music 1A (Fall 2019)

    History of Music 1B

    Medieval Multimedia (Fall 2019)