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  • Contributors to Issue 15: 2

Gabrielle Berry is a PhD student in Cinema and Media Studies at the University of British Columbia. She is a recipient of the Killam doctoral and the Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS doctoral scholarships. Her research focuses on the intersections of sound, disability, and Deaf studies.

Martín Farías is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Edinburgh where he completed his doctoral thesis on film music in Chile in the period 1939–1973. His current research examines the work of film music composer George Andreani (born as Josef Kumok) in Czechoslovakia, Argentina and Chile during the 1930s and 1940s.

René Idrovo is a lecturer in audio-visual production and studies at Universidad UTE, Ecuador. He holds an MA in Postproduction and a PhD in Film, Television and Interactive Media from the University of York, UK. His research studies the impact of sound technology in the generation of new audio-visual aesthetics, focusing on the relations that exist between realism, the sonic space, and the immersive experience in cinema. René’s work has been published in journals in the UK, Europe, and Latin America.

Andra Ivănescu is a senior lecturer at Brunel University London. She is a ludomusicologist, and her primary area of research lies at the intersection of nostalgia, musicology, and video games. She has published work in the fields of ludomusicology and game studies in journals including The Soundtrack and The Computer Games Journal. She is the author of Popular Music in the Nostalgia Video Game: The Way It Never Sounded (Springer, 2019).

James Millea is a lecturer in Music Production in the Department of Creative Arts at Edge Hill University, having previously lectured at the University of Liverpool and the University of Northampton. Funded by the School of the Arts at the University of Liverpool and the National University of Ireland (NUI), where he became a Travelling Scholar in Music in 2016, his doctoral thesis explored the relationship between hip hop music and the narrative film soundscape in New Black Realism, independent Black American cinema of the 1990s. His research and teaching interests sit at the intersections of popular music and audiovisual media generally and he has published on such topics on both sides of the Atlantic. His current work explores the role of popular music in video game soundtracks.

Ingeborg Zechner is a musicologist at the University of Graz (Austria). Her research focuses on music history, musical theatre, and opera from the eighteenth to the twentieth century; sociocultural and reception history of music; film music; music and (inter)media; musical migration/mobility; as well as digital musicology. At the University of Graz, she is currently Principal Investigator of a research project on Hollywood composer Franz Waxman, financed by the Austrian Science Fund (project no.: P 33029). After receiving her doctorate in historical musicology from the University of Graz in 2014, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Gluck research center at the University of Salzburg. Ingeborg Zechner received the John F. Ward Fellowship of Houghton Library (2013/2014) and was awarded a Fulbright Visiting Scholar Grant at Syracuse University (2018/2019).



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