I am here in Liverpool as a visiting scholar at the Institute of Popular Music.
I am a PhD student at the University of Santiago de Compostela, where I am also part of the Grupo de Estudos Audiovisuais research group and an assistant teacher. I am also a member of some collectives focused on cinema and underground culture. Before all that, I studied Audiovisual Communication at the same university and a masters on Cinema and Contemporary Audiovisual at the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona), where I wrote a dissertation on the Rolling Stones films and the relationship between youth, popular music and subversion.
Discourse around music and image, art and social changes have occupied me and inspired much of my work, including my current research project, where I explore the phenomenon of audience-generated concert videos.
I use different perspectives, trying to understand aspects both social (the conformation of communities like music scenes or fan groups) and aesthetic (the relation of the spectators' behaviour at live events with the institutional visual representation of these; home movies and home recordings), specially since the advent and generalisation of digital media. I am here trying to enrich my knowledge about music, given that my background is more focused on AV media.
I am an associate professor, working in Zhejiang University of Media and Communications in China. I studied and researched as a visiting scholar in School of Music in University of Liverpool from Sep, 2014-July, 2015.
I learned a lot about popular music and music industry during my visit here. I have been writing my book “the theory of music industry” at this period and it will be completed by the end of October in 2015. Many thanks to Professor Sara Cohen and Dr Mike Jones for giving me the great chance to Liverpool for study and I have broaden my horizon and increased my academic knowledge.