MusDig

Music, Digitisation, Mediation: Towards Interdisciplinary Music Studies

Patrick Valiquet

Patrick Valiquet is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Music at the University of Edinburgh, where he holds a two-year grant from the Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Société et Culture. In 2014 he completed his DPhil in Music, based on his ethnographic research as part of the MusDig research group and supervised by Georgina Born, at St Catherine’s College, Oxford with a research studentship funded by the MusDig ERC Advanced Grant, as well as a fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. His doctoral thesis, which forms part of the outputs and legacy of the MusDig programme, examined the role of digitalisation in claims to social and aesthetic change among electroacousticians and sound artists in the Canadian city of Montreal.

Patrick’s interest in the history and theory of electronic art music grows out of his work as a musician and studies at McGill University, Concordia University, and the Institute of Sonology. His research highlights exchanges with engineering and the human sciences that have informed electronic art music’s aesthetics and technological politics. Current projects include an investigation into the personal archive of Quebecois composer Marcelle Deschênes that tracks the translation of pedagogical practices and aural epistemologies between the electroacoustic scenes in France and Quebec in the 1970s and 80s. This project comes directly out of, and adds an important historical dimension to, his earlier research in Montreal for the MusDig programme.

Ethnographic Study

Digital Mediation and Aesthetic Change in Montreal Art Music

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