Walls and Bridges

Walls and Bridges is a 10-day series of performances and critical explorations uniting French and American thinkers and artists from social sciences, philosophy, literature and live arts.

Bruno Franklin

Pianist / Musical director / USA


Franklin Bruno (pianist/musical director), in addition to his work with “Poor Baby Bree,” has released eighteen albums of original songs since the early 1990s.  His most recent release, as leader of the Human Hearts, is Another (Shrimper Records).  He is the author of a critical monograph on Elvis Costello’s Armed Forces, in Continuum Books’ 33 1/3 series, and a book of poems, The Accordion Repertoire (Edge Books).  His scholarly and critical writing has appeared in Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Popular Music and Society, The Nation, The Believer, and two volumes of Da Capo’s Best Music Writing series. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from UCLA, and has taught at Pomona College, Northwestern University, and Bard College.



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