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.
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).
medieval studies, Africa, linguistics, speculative and hybrid design, voice, fashion, surfaces, acoustics
History of Music 1A
History of Music 1B