Music, Digitisation, Mediation: Towards Interdisciplinary Music Studies

Christabel Stirling

Christabel Stirling is currently completing a DPhil in Music at Wadham College, Oxford University, where she holds an Ertegun Graduate Scholarship in the Humanities, working under the supervision of Georgina Born. Previously she obtained an MA in Popular Music and Culture from Oxford Brookes University funded by an AHRC award, and a BMus from King’s College London, where she received the Purcell Prize for Music. She also completed a foundation diploma in Art & Design at Camberwell College of Arts.

Chrissy’s research focuses on evolving musical and sonic publics in London UK, and particularly on questions of affect, access, and socio-political transformation. Working ethnographically across four field sites—sound art, classical and ‘new’ music, electronic dance music, and dub reggae—she traces different kinds of ‘sonic socialities’ currently emerging in and across London, exploring the extent to which normative social and spatial stratifications are re-configured or reproduced by music/sound. Chrissy is a tutor in music at numerous Oxford colleges. She is also a member of the Lucky Cloud Sound System, and an external affiliate of the collaborative research group Recomposing the City at Queen’s University Belfast.


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