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Marco Katz Montiel

Marco Katz Montiel

Marco Katz Montiel composes music and plays the trombone while teaching literature at MacEwan University in Canada and the Pontificia Universidad Católica in Santiago de Chile. He has also performed with well-known artists such as Vicki Carr, Cab Calloway, Charlie Palmieri, and Steve Lawrence and Edie Gourmé. His compositions have been performed at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fischer Hall, and the Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts. He has composed music for radio and television, including an award-winning soundtrack for Nickelodeon's Oh Yeah Cartoons. In 2012, Centaur Records released Las piedras del cielo, Marco's song cycle based on poetry by Pablo Neruda.
After working as a professional musician, Marco studied literature in California and Madrid. In 2010, he defended his dissertation, Not India: In Which Alejo Carpentier and Zora Neale Hurston Finally Discover America, at the University of Alberta. He has published articles and given talks in English and Spanish on Cultural Studies topics that include film, comics, Japanese Peruvian poetry, and connections between music and literature. His most recent work, Music and Identity in Twentieth-Century Literature from Our America: Noteworthy Protagonists (Palgrave Macmillan 2014), considers relationships between musical protagonists in novels by Gabriel García Márquez, Alejo Carpentier, Zora Neale Hurston, and John Okada. This book offers a new methodology with the promise of coming to new understandings of relationships between cultures of the Americas.

Click here to see Music and Identity in Twentieth Century Literature from Our America - Noteworthy Protagonists and Marco's contribution to Narratives of Citizenship at "Books by Our Members"

Haz clic aquí para leer su relato breve "Correo electrónico entre Eduardo Oso y Sancho Panza" en la revista White Rabbit

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