Leon Chisholm is a postdoctoral research scholar with the “Materiality of Musical Instruments” research group at the Deutsches Museum in Munich. His article “William McGibbon and the Vernacularization of Corelli’s Music” was published in Eighteenth-Century Music. Other research interests include the relationship between polyphonic instrument playing and the conceptualization of music in early modern Italy, microtonal keyboard instruments, intabulation, continuo playing, the early music movement, and organs made entirely of wooden pipes. He holds a Ph.D. in Music History and Literature from the University of California, Berkeley. He has held fellowships at the Cini Foundation in Venice, Harvard University, and the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies of Columbia University.
Since completing her Ph.D. at Harvard University in May 2018, Stephanie Probst has been holding research fellowships at the Deutsches Museum in Munich and the University of Cambridge, where she is part of the ERC-funded project on “Sound and Materialism in the 19th Century.” In these positions, she has been investigating manual and mechanical forms of music inscription around 1900, such as performative annotations on music rolls for player pianos. Her dissertation explores theories of melody in the early twentieth century, in particular the prominent metaphor of the melodic line, at the intersection of developments in music, psychology, philosophy, science, and the visual arts.