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Martin Marks, Senior Lecturer in Music. Ph.D., Musicology, Harvard University, is a music historian and pianist, with an expertise in film music. He is a Senior Lecturer in the Music and Theater Arts Section and in the Comparative Media Studies Program. Frequently he creates and performs live piano accompaniments for silent films screened across the USA and abroad. He has served as the Music Curator for three critically acclaimed DVD sets created by the National Film Preservation Foundation: Treasures from American Film Archives: 50 Preserved Films (2000 / “Encore Edition” issued in 2005); More Treasures from American Film Archives, 1894-1931 (2004); and Treasures III: Social Issues in American Film, 1900-1934 (20007). For each set he composed, performed, and commissioned scores for dozens of silent films, as well as providing written notes on the music. His other scholarly writing includes the book Music and the Silent Film (Oxford University Press, 1997).

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Martin Marks