About

I am a writer and musician studying the history and philosophy of contemporary musical knowledge. My research examines the public and private lives of electronic musicians and their musics with a special focus on pedagogical and theoretical points of contact across the North Atlantic anglo- and francospheres in the late twentieth century. Between 2012 and 2021 I held research fellowships from the British Academy, the Institute of Musical Research, the Fonds de Recherche Québecois, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and taught at the universities of Edinburgh, Oxford, and Birmingham. Since 2000 I have intermittently performed and released electronic music, experimental video and conceptual art under a variety of pseudonyms including pino the frog, de kikker, and the animalizer. I hold an undergraduate degree in performance from McGill University, a graduate certificate in digital media from Concordia University, a master’s degree from the Institute of Sonology, and a doctoral degree from the University of Oxford. Since 2015 I have been an Associate Editor at Contemporary Music Review.