Clara Hunter Latham is a composer, performer, and musicologist based in Boston and New York City.
Her work has been supported by a NYU MacCracken fellowship, the NYU Dean’s Dissertation fellowship, the Woodrow Wilson Dissertation fellowship in Women’s Studies, and the American Composer’s Forum. She was recently granted a fellowship at the Akademie Schloss Solitude where she will be in residence in 2018. She has published articles in Women & Music, Contemporary Modern European History, and the edited volume Sound, Music, Affect: Theorizing Sonic Experience.
Latham received her Ph.D from New York University, where she studied with Suzanne G. Cusick and Elizabeth Hoffman, and her BMus in composition from Oberlin Conservatory. Recent compositions include a musiktheater work titled “Studies on Hysteria”, performed with Peter Evans and Sam Pluta (New York, 2013), and a string quartet for ensemble mise-en (New York, 2014). Last year she received a JFund commissioning grant for New Music from the American Composer’s Forum to support her current work in progress, an opera about the birth of psychoanalysis. She is also working on a monograph on the role of speech in the transformation between hypnosis and psychoanalysis.