Culture Talk 1

Mark Rujing


Mark Simos


•Professor in the Songwriting department at Berklee College of Music

•A renowned songwriter, composer, tunesmith, teacher, and writer.

•He has built a reputation as one of the premiere “new traditionalist” songwriters, reinvigorating and reshaping progressive acoustic music.


Stacy Rujing Huang


•A scholar, singer-songwriter, composer/sound artist, and lyricist.

•PhD in Music (Ethnomusicology) from Harvard University.

•Her research crosses boundaries between musicology, music theory and sound studies, as well as Chinese history and philosophy; her recent work explores sonic materiality, music technology, engineering and the aesthetics of the voice in popular music.