George Burdon

Human Geography Alumni

MSc Society & Space (ESRC 1+3)
Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol

Start date: September 2016

Research topic: Music as the flow of matter: re-evaluating cultural formations

I am currently on the first year of an ESRC 1+3 pathway, so at the present I am studying for an MSc in Society & Space before moving onto PhD research next year. My research interests centre around theorizing music (and sound more generally) as flowing matter; as a vibrational force that unhinges potential reactions, actions and movements in the ephemerality of the moment of its encounter. Through the deployment of contemporary theories of affect and materiality, I hope to examine music as a force that moulds bodies and spaces, providing singular experiences for the listening body that are forever beyond the limits of representation, which in turn has profound resonances for how we think of subjectivity.

Research supervisors: Dr J D Dewsbury