Special Fields: audiovisual aesthetics, digital technologies, film music, popular culture and popular music, production practice, YouTube, music video and post-classical cinema
Publications: Experiencing Music Video: Aesthetics and Cultural Context (Columbia University Press, 2004) provides a theoretical account of a genre. It is the first to articulate a theory of how music, lyrics and image can be placed in relation, and also the first to provide detailed analyses of individual videos that show the parameters of sound and image at work in a temporal flow. Unruly Media: Youtube, Music Video, and the New Digital Cinema (Oxford University Press, 2013) attempts to take account of a new mediascape that is driven by intensified audiovisual relations. The book considers the techniques and strategies that are shared across the three forms of digital media it focuses on. Co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of New Audiovisual Aesthetics, and The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Digital Media (Oxford University Press, 2013). Articles in American Music, Cinema Journal, The Journal of Popular Music Studies, Journal of the Society for American Music, Music Sound and the Moving Image, Popular Music, the Quarterly Review of Film and Video, and Screen. Videos screened internationally.