Current Editors – Issue 9
John received his BA degree from University College Dublin in 2013, followed by a Master’s degree in Musicology the following year, specialising in ethnomusicology. He has lectured in musicology at University College Dublin and St. Patrick’s College, teaching modules on the analysis of popular music, world music, and on the discipline of ethnomusicology. As a musician, John is a member of the National Concert Hall Gamelan, as well as being active in the country music scene in Dublin. Currently pursuing a PhD in Ethnomusicology, his research interests include the practice of country music in Ireland, cultural appropriation and adaptation, and the philosophy and phenomenology of music.
Simon Nugent graduated with first-class honours Bachelor of Music and Master of Musicology degrees from University College Dublin in 2013 and 2014. In 2012, he was invited to co-present at UCD’s Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute on the subject of a research project examining the liturgical veneration of Franciscan and Dominican saints in Divine Offices. He has presented at conferences throughout Ireland and the UK, including the Royal Musical Association Research Students Conference and the Society for Musicology in Ireland Postgraduate and Annual Plenary Conferences on film-music and music and audio-visual culture. He is currently a tutor at UCD’s School of Music, where he has taught modules on music and film, Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, and theory and analysis of tonality. His research interests include music and audiovisual media, music and representation, and medieval music, and his research on the use of Celtic music as a form of medieval music in Hollywood cinema will appear as part of an edited volume entitled Recomposing the Past: Early Music on Stage and Screen, to be published by Routledge press in 2017.
Peer-Review Committee: Professor Harry White, Professor Thérèse Smith and Dr Wolfgang Marx.