William L. Benzon is an independent scholar interested in the mind and culture. He has also edited the first book in the Paths to Peace series, We Need a Department of Peace: Everybody’s Business, Nobody’s Job (2016) and the second book in the series, Thomas Naylor’s Paths to Peace: Small Is Necessary. He has also published Beethoven’s Anvil: Music in Mind and Culture in 2001. As a musician he has opened for Dizzy Gillespie and B. B. King and participated in arts-in-education programs funded by the New York Foundation for the Arts.
Charles Keil professed American Studies at SUNY/Buffalo until censorship pressures and a shrinking context made early retirement seem attractive. Leaving Buffalo for Lakeville, Ct. in 2000, he plays in subfields of the “joyous science”: applied sociomusicology, groovology, and echology. His books include Urban Blues 1966/1991, Polka Happiness 1992; My Music, with Susan D. Crafts and Daniel Cavicchi, 1993, Music Grooves, with Steven Feld, 1994/2005, Bright Balkan Morning: Romani Lives and the Power of Music in Greek Macedonia 2002, with Dick Blau, Angeliki Keil, and Steven Feld.