Brian Karl

Brian Karl
Office Address: 
621 Dodge Hall (Music Department Office)

Brian Karl is Program Director at the Marin Headlands Center for the Arts, and an Adjunct Professor at the California College of the Arts.

For the last fifteen years, Brian Karl has conceived and produced numerous independent experimental video documentaries and public performances, most often in collaboration with others. Several of these projects have received awards when screened at film festivals, as well as have been purchased for collections and/or commissioned by galleries and museums internationally.
He has also worked professionally for over two decades as a curator and administrator at art organizations in support of others' multidisciplinary creative work, including positions at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Art-in-General, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts, and Headlands Center for the Arts. He has consulted as a curator, technician and guest speaker for organizations such as Creative Time, Composers Forum, Kadist Foundation, the Kitchen, San Francisco Art Institute, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the Mabou Mines, Squat and Wooster Group theater companies, along with serving as editor and producer for Tellus, the Audio Art Magazine. He completed his doctoral dissertation in music and anthropology at Columbia University after conducting archival and field research in Morocco, Spain and the U.S. He has taught courses widely at the university level in art, cultural anthropology and music.

Bio courtesy of his faculty page.

Across a Divide: Mediations of Contemporary Popular Music in Morocco and Spain
Columbia Degrees: 
PhD, Ethnomusicology