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  • Constantin Basica

    Constantin Basica

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Music

    BioConstantin Basica is a Romanian composer living in the San Francisco Bay Area, whose current work focuses on symbiotic interrelations between music, video, and performers. His portfolio includes pieces for solo instruments, chamber ensembles, orchestra, electronics, and video. His works have been performed in Europe, North America, and Asia by artists and ensembles such as Ensemble Dal Niente, Ensemble Liminar, ELISION Ensemble, Distractfold, Mocrep, JACK Quartet, Spektral Quartet, kallisti, RAGE Thormbones, line upon line, Retro Disco, Fresh Squeezed Opera, Séverine Ballon, Tony Arnold, Karen Bentley Pollick, and Olga Berar. Among the festivals and conferences that have featured his works are the MATA Festival (NY), Currents New Media Festival (NM), the International Week of New Music (RO), InnerSound New Arts Festival (RO), the International Festival for Video Art and Visual Music (MX), Aveiro Síntese Biennale for Electroacoustic Music (PT), Eureka! Musical Minds of California (CA), the 2017 and 2018 International Computer Music Conference (CN and KR) and the 2016 Sound and Music Computing Conference (DE). He received the ICMA Award for Best Submission from Europe at the 42nd ICMC in Shanghai (CN).

    Constantin earned a DMA in Composition at Stanford University under the guidance of Jaroslaw Kapuscinski, Brian Ferneyhough, Mark Applebaum, and Erik Ulman. His previous mentors were Georg Hajdu, Manfred Stahnke, Fredrik Schwenk, and Peter Michael Hamel during his MA and Erasmus Scholarship at the Hamburg University of Music and Theatre (DE), as well as Dan Dediu, Nicolae Coman, Doina Rotaru, and Bogdan Voda during his BA studies in Composition and Conducting at the National University of Music Bucharest (RO).

    As an educator, Constantin has taught and conducted workshops at Stanford University, Escuela Superior de Música in Mexico City (MX), the 2016 Sound and Music Computing Summer School in Hamburg (DE), the George Enescu National College of Music and the International Center for Research and Education in Innovative and Creative Technologies (CINETic) in Bucharest (RO).He is the recipient of the 2018 Carolyn Applebaum Memorial Prize and the 2015 Chair’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Department of Music at Stanford University.

  • Lukas Dovern

    Lukas Dovern

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, History

    BioDr. Lukas Dovern teaches history of modern Europe and international relations. He received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Münster, Germany, and his Ph.D. from Stanford University. His research is broadly concerned with the impact of globalization on Central Europe since the Second World War. He focuses in particular on Germany and Poland.

    Dovern is currently working on a book manuscript that explores socialist Poland's ties to international financial institutions in East and West. Revealing the extent to which individuals and institutions cooperated across the Iron Curtain, he challenges the idea of a bipolar world order as an all-encompassing description of international relations in the second half of the twentieth century. The book argues that socialist Poland's international history followed worldwide patterns of globalization, not just the rhythm of superpower politics.

    Dovern's classes at Stanford include a colloquium on urban planning and European cities in the twentieth century (HISTORY 237C/URBANST 152), a colloquium on economic life in Cold War Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union (HISTORY 227B/327B), a lecture on the international system since 1914 (HISTORY 102/INTNLREL 102), and a survey of modern European history (HISTORY 10C/110C). He also enjoys working with students on their writing.