New Academic Year, New Arrivals

In addition to our new cohort of undergraduate and graduate students, the Faculty of Music is delighted to welcome the following to Oxford:

Gascia Ouzounian (pictured left) is Associate Professor and Tutorial Fellow at Lady Margaret Hall. Gascia joins us from from Queen’s University Belfast. A musicologist and violinist, her work is focussed on experimental traditions of the 20th century, and interdisciplinary topics, and she performs regularly with ensembles round the world.

Sigrún Lilja Einarsdóttir joins us from Bifröst University, Iceland, on a 12-month Marie-Curie Research Fellowship to study Cultural policy and choral-historical identity in the choral/musical life of Oxford University colleges and halls in the 21st century: Past, present and future challenges.

James Butterworth begins a 3-year British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship working on Music and Morality in Contemporary Peru. He will start his Fellowship on 1 December 2016.

Karl Kügle transfers the ERC grant on which he is Principal Investigator to Oxford from Utrecht University, entitled  Music and Late Medieval European Court Cultures (MALMECC). This is a 5-year largely interdisciplinary project, which will be based in the TORCH offices in the Radcliffe Humanities Building. Karl will also be a Fellow at Wadham College and he will be joined by a research team – see below.

David Murray and Laura Slater have been appointed to work with Karl Kügle on MALMECC. David’s research focuses on Middle Ages song and poetry from a language perspective and Laura is an Art Historian. We are also currently recruiting for an ERC Project Administrator who will work with them. For more information on the project:

Mads Krogh from Aarhus University joins us as an Academic Visitor for Michaelmas Term to work on his research on Practice, mediation, and genre in popular music, with support from Georgina Born.

The pianist Ann Martin-Davis will be a visiting academic throughout 2016-17, working with Eric Clarke on The nature of the empathic experience that occurs between pianist and audience that can make a performance extraordinary.

Composer, clarinettist and Faculty alumnus Mark Simpson takes up a one-year Visiting Fellowship at Lady Margaret Hall. Mark is currently composer-in-residence with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.

As previously announced, Simon Keefe is Visiting Fellow at All Souls this term, where he is working on his Mozart biography.