Faculty member

Vincent Meelberg

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University: Leiden University
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Nationality: The Netherlands

Vincent Meelberg (1970) is senior lecturer and researcher at Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands, Department of Cultural Studies, and at the Academy for Creative and Performing Arts in the Hague and Leiden. He studied double bass at the Conservatoire of Rotterdam, and received his MA both in musicology and in philosophy at Utrecht University. He wrote his dissertation on the relation between narrativity and contemporary music at Leiden University, Department of Literary Studies. Vincent Meelberg has published in several journals and has contributed chapters to several edited books, both in English and Dutch. In addition, he has written several books: “New Sounds, New Stories: Narrativity in Contemporary Music”, which was published in 2006 by Leiden University Press, “Meer dan ontspanning alleen: Over het belang van muziek” (“More than Mere Entertainment: On the Importance of Music”) (co-authors Roger Scruton and Martin Hoondert), published by Damon, and “Kernthema’s in het muziekonderzoek” (“Key Themes in Music Studies”), published by Boom in 2010. He is founding editor of the online Journal of Sonic Studies. His current research focuses on the relation between musical listening, playing, embodiment, and affect. Beside his academic activities he is active as a double bassist in several jazz groups, as well as a composer.