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Research interests

My AHRC funded research project explores the evolution of dubstep, a musical movement that emerged in south London in the late-2000s and, in a profoundly mutated musical form, went on to have a measurable impact on the American mainstream. I am interested primarily in the ecology surrounding dubstep’s evolution, with a particular emphasis on technology. To this end my research – supported by a partnership with the record label Artikal Music UK – examines musical responses to the shifting dynamics of dubstep’s habitat. Using artist interviews, media archaeology, discourse analysis and case studies, I chart the manifold shape of the dubstep object, mapping its encounters with different musical cultures and technologies. I have presented my work at the BFE-RMA Research Student Conference 2020 and the IASPM UK and Ireland Annual Conference 2020.

Education/Academic qualification

The University of Bristol

Award Date: 16 Dec 2019

Canterbury Christ Church University

Award Date: 19 Jun 2006

External positions

Lecturer (Sound Engineering and Studio Production), Access Creative College

… → 19 Dec 2019

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