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Marcel Cobussen

Professor of Auditory Culture

Name
Prof.dr. M.A. Cobussen
Telephone
+31 71 527 5041
E-mail
ma.cobussen@hum.leidenuniv.nl
ORCID iD
0000-0003-3677-7076

Prof. dr. Marcel Cobussen is Full Professor of Auditory Culture and Music Philosophy at Leiden University (the Netherlands) and the Orpheus Institute in Ghent (Belgium).

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About prof. dr. Marcel Cobussen

Prof. dr. Marcel Cobussen is Full Professor of Auditory Culture and Music Philosophy at Leiden University (the Netherlands) and the Orpheus Institute in Ghent (Belgium). He studied jazz piano at the Conservatory of Rotterdam and Art and Cultural Studies at Erasmus University, Rotterdam (the Netherlands). 
Cobussen is author of several books, among them The Field of Musical Improvisation (LUP 2017), Music and Ethics (Ashgate 2012/Routledge 2017, co-author Nanette Nielsen), and Thresholds. Rethinking Spirituality Through Music (Ashgate 2008). He is editor of The Routledge Companion to Sounding Art (Routledge 2016, co-editors Barry Truax and Vincent Meelberg) and Resonanties. Verkenningen tussen kunsten en wetenschappen (LUP 2011).  He is editor-in-chief of the open access online Journal of Sonic Studies. His PhD dissertation Deconstruction in Music (Erasmus University Rotterdam 2002) is presented as an online website.

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Professor of Auditory Culture

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Academie der Kunsten

Work address

P.J. Veth
Nonnensteeg 1-3
2311 VJ Leiden
Room number 1.13

Contact

  • Cobussen M.A. (2019), ‘Akoestische atmosferen’. Invited lecture at the seminar Geluid en Gezondheid - Geluidshinder gaat niet alleen over decibellen. Utrecht, February 2019. (Lecture).other
  • Cobussen M.A. (2019), Akoestische herinrichting Leidse Garenmarkt, Geluidnieuws.nl .article in magazine/newspaper
  • Cobussen M.A. (2019), Review of: David Cecchetto, Marc Couroux, Ted Hiebert, Eldritch Priest (2017) The Occulture, Ludic Dreaming. How to Listen Away From Contemporary Technoculture, Journal of Sonic Studies .book review
  • Cobussen M.A. (2019), ‘Listening and/as Imagination'. In: M. Grimshaw, M. Walther-Hansen, M. Knakkergaard (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Sound & Imagination vol. 1. Oxford: Oxford University Press.book chapter
  • Cobussen M.A. (2019), ‘Misterioso - the improviser as researcher, the researcher as improviser’. Invited presentation at the seminar cycle Musik, die Wissen schaft. Perspektiven Künstlerischen Forschung. Köln (Germany), January 2019. (Lecture).other
  • Cobussen M.A. (2019), Music and Spirituality. In: B. Flanagan and L. Zsolnai (Ed.) The Routledge International Handbook for Spirituality in Society and the Professions. New York: Routledge. 380-387.book chapter
  • Cobussen M.A. (2019), ‘Negotiating Noise.’ Invited presentation at the Negotiating Noise Seminar. Malmö/Lund, November 2019. (Lecture).other
  • Cobussen M.A. (2019), ‘Over improvisatie’. Invited lecture. Leiden, February 2019. (Lecture).other
  • Cobussen M.A. (2019), ‘Soundscape Workshop – Overcoming Traditional Acoustic Challenges to Urban Planning and Development’. Invited participant. London, June 2019 (Lecture).other
  • Cobussen M.A. (2019), Sound, Sound Art, and Micropolitics. [Invited presentation at INTER-NOISE 2019, the 48th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering. Madrid, June 2019] (Lecture).other
  • Cobussen M.A. (2019), Sound, Soundscapes, and Sound Art.conference paper
  • Cobussen M.A. (2019), ‘Soundwalk.’ Presentation and soundwalk at the conference Is This Thing ON? The Hague, October 2019. (Lecture).other
  • Cobussen M.A. (2019), ‘The Affective Power of Music’. Keynote at the symposium On the Morality of Music. Implications for Music Therapy. Vienna, October 2019. (Lecture).other
  • Cobussen M.A. (2019), ‘The Role of Listening in Urban Planning’. Keynote at the Urban Sound Symposium. Ghent, April 2019. (Lecture).other
  • Cobussen M.A. (2018), Christine Guillebaud (ed.), Toward an Anthropology of Ambient Sound Review of: Christine Guillebaud (ed.) (2017) Toward an Anthropology of Ambient Sound, Journal of Sonic Studies .book review
  • Cobussen M.A. (2018), Review of: Peter Cusack (2017) Berlin Sonic Places: A Brief Guide, Journal of Sonic Studies .book review
  • Cobussen M.A. (2018), Listening and/as Imagination. In: Grimshaw M., Walther-Hansen M., Knakkergaard M. (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Sound & Imagination. Oxford: Oxford University Press.book chapter
  • Cobussen M.A. (2018), Micropolitical Effects of Sonic Interventions. In: Heide E. van der (Ed.) Edwin van der Heide: A Monograph. Rotterdam: V2 Publishing.book chapter
  • Cobussen M.A. (2018), Music and Spirituality. In: Flanagan B., Zsolnai L. (Eds.) The International Handbook for Spirituality and Society. New York: Routledge.book chapter
  • Cobussen M.A. (2018), Muziek en politiek (Lecture).other
  • Cobussen M.A. (2018), Notation and Improvisation. Defending Classical Musicians Against Their Devotees. [Presentation at the Material Cultures of Music Notation Conference. Utrecht, April 2018] (Lecture).other
  • Cobussen M.A., Kamp I. van & Erens C. (2018), Rapport Garenmarkt.report
  • Cobussen M.A. (2018), Regimes of Listening … or … One Day in the Life of a Music Philosopher. In: Nielsen N., Levinson J., McAuley T. (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Western Music and Philosophy. Oxford: Oxford University Press.book chapter
  • Cobussen M.A. (2018), Rethinking Noise: From EuroNoise to EuroVibes. [Invited presentation at the EuroNoise 2018 Conference. Hersonissos (Greece), May 2018] (Lecture).other
  • Cobussen M.A. (2018), ‘Sound and Sound Art in Public Urban Spaces’. Presentation at Crafting a Sonic Urbanism Colloquium. Paris, September 2018. (Lecture).other
  • Cobussen M.A. (2018), Sound Art and its Contribution to New Knowledge. [Presentation and chairing two sessions at the MuSA 2018 Conference. Karlsruhe (Germany), June 2018] (Lecture).other
  • Cobussen M.A. (2018), ‘Sound (Art) as Socio-Political Affect’. Keynote at the Affective Atmospheres Conference. Beirut (Lebanon), November 2018. (Lecture).other
  • Cobussen M.A. (2018), ‘Thinking In and Through Music’. Invited speaker at the Sound and Social Research Seminar. Tilburg, November 2018. (Lecture).other
  • Cobussen M.A. (12 October 2017), Over Q Music’s 'Het Geluid' for RTL Nieuws/Editie NL(RTL 4) [interview].radio interview
  • Cobussen M.A. (30 August 2017), Stiller is niet beter, het moet anders. Leidsch Dagblad.article in magazine/newspaper
  • Cobussen M.A. (3 June 2017), Keer lawaai eens om. Trouw.article in magazine/newspaper
  • Cobussen M.A. (2017), Adding Complexity to Current Sound Studies on Public Urban Spaces [8th International Symposium on Temporal Design, Bologna, Italy].conference paper
  • Cobussen M.A. (2017), Editor-in-chief and founder Member of editorial staff Journal of Sonic Studies .editorship of journal
  • Cobussen M.A. (2017), How to Listen? When to Listen? [International Symposium 'CRTGRAPHS II: Mapping Sonic Space', Delft].conference paper
  • Cobussen M.A. (2017), Improvising (with) Sounds: A Sonic Postcard from Belgrade, New Sound 50(2): 269-284.article in journal
  • Cobussen M.A. (2017), Jordan Lacey, Sonic Rupture. A Practice-led Approach to Urban Soundscape Design, Journal of Sonic Studies .article in journal
  • Cobussen M.A. (2017), [MOOC] Music and Society. Leiden: Leiden University.book
  • Cobussen M.A. (2017), Music and (Micro)Politics [Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen, China, September 2017] (Lecture).other
  • Cobussen M.A. (2017), Music and Society [Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, September 2017] (Lecture).other
  • Cobussen M.A. (2017), Muziek en stilte – een muzikaal-filosofische performance [Lecture-performance at Tilburg University, April 2017] (Lecture).other
  • Cobussen M.A. (2017), Noise, Sounding Art, and Urban Ecology [INTER-NOISE 2017, the 46th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering, Hong Kong].conference paper
  • Cobussen M.A. (2017), ‘Noise, Sounding Art, and Urban Ecology.’ Proceedings of the INTER-NOISE 2017 Conference. August 2017.conference paper
  • Cobussen M.A. (2017), On Sonic Complexity [Symposium 'Geluid als stadmaker', Amsterdam, October 2017] (Lecture).other
  • Cobussen M.A. (2017), Sound Art and Urban Ecology [Aarhus University, Denmark, March 2017] (Lecture).other
  • Cobussen M.A. (2017), Sound Art and Urban Ecology [ArtEZ University of the Arts, Deventer, May 2017] (Lecture).other
  • Cobussen M.A. (2017), Sound Art in Public Urban Spaces [Shenzhen University, China, August 2017] (Lecture).other
  • Cobussen M.A. (2017), The Field of Music Improvisation (e-book). Leiden: Leiden University Press.book
  • Cobussen M.A. (2017), The Role of the Arts in a New Sonic Ecology [The Overheard Project, Aarhus, Denmark] (Lecture).other
  • Cobussen M.A. (2017), Towards a Sonic Ecology [C3Places meeting, Ghent, Belgium, October 2017] (Lecture).other
  • Cobussen M.A. (2017), Truth and Politics in Contemporary Sound Art [International Symposium Electro-Acoustic Ecology: Sound, Environment, and Technology, The Hague, November 2017] (Lecture).other
  • Cobussen M.A. (28 November 2016), Towards a "new" sonic ecology (Inaugural address. Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Humanities, Leiden). Leiden: Leiden University.inaugural address
  • Cobussen M.A. (2016), Review of: Toop D. (2016) Into the Maelstrom. Music, Improvisation and the Dream of Freedom. Before 1970, Journal of Sonic Studies .book review
  • Cobussen M.A. (2016), Review of: Gandy M., Nilsen B.J. (2014) The Acoustic City, Journal of Sonic Studies .book review
  • Cobussen M.A. (2016), Editor-in-chief and founder Member of editorial staff Journal of Sonic Studies .editorship of journal
  • Cobussen M.A. (2016), Music and Ethics [Sound, Ethics, Art, and Morality Conference, Tel Aviv, Israel].conference paper
  • Cobussen M.A. (2016), On Listening and Ethics ['Listening Across Disciplines', London College of Communication, UK].conference paper
  • Cobussen M.A. (2016), On Sound Studies [The Sound Studies seminar 'Journées d’étude', Le Mans, France, October 2016] (Lecture).other
  • Cobussen M.A., Meelberg V. & Truax B. (2016), The Routledge Companion to Sounding Art. New York: Routledge.book
  • Cobussen M.A. (2015), Aesthetic Sensibility as a Form of Knowledge [Conference Art Schools and Artistic PhD – Reality and Necessity, Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), Switzerland].conference paper
  • Cobussen M.A. (2015), Review of: Bijsterveld, K., Cleophas E., Krebs S., Mom G. (2014) Sound and safe: a history of listening behind the wheel, Journal of Sonic Studies .book review
  • Cobussen M.A. (2015), Review of: Wallrup E. (2016) Being Musically Attuned, Journal of Sonic Studies .book review
  • Cobussen M.A. (2015), Review of: Warren J.R. (2014) Music and ethical responsibility, Music and Letters 96(1): 155-158.book review
  • Cobussen M.A. (2015), Review of: Quinones M.G., Kassabian A. (2016) Ubiquitous musics: the everyday sounds that we don't always notice, Journal of Sonic Studies .book review
  • Cobussen M.A. & Costa R. (2015), Dialogue on Improvisation, Composition, and Performance: On Singularity, Complexity, and Context, Revista Musical Chilena 15(1).article in journal
  • Cobussen M.A. (2015), Editor-in-chief and founder Member of editorial staff Journal of Sonic Studies .editorship of journal
  • Cobussen M.A. (2015), Musical Performances are not Artistic Research [PERFORMA ’15, University of Aveiro, Portugal].conference paper
  • Cobussen M.A. (2015), Regimes of Listening [Expert meeting Bending Baroque, Orgelpark, Amsterdam].conference paper
  • Cobussen M.A. (2015), Towards a Sonic Materialism [DARE International Conference on Deleuze and Artistic Research, Orpheus Institute, Ghent, Belgium].conference paper
  • Cobussen M.A. (2014), Aesthetic Sensibility and Artistic Sonification. In: Schwab M., Borgdorff H. (Eds.) The Exposition of Artistic Research: Publishing Art in Academia. Leiden: Leiden University Press. 65-77.book chapter
  • Cobussen M.A. (2014), Review of: Lane C., Carlyle A. (2014) In the field: The art of field recording, Journal of Sonic Studies (6).book review
  • Cobussen M.A. (2014), Editor-in-chief and founder Member of editorial staff Journal of Sonic Studies .editorship of journal
  • Cobussen M.A. (2014), Knowledge and Writing in Artistic Research [The XIV Sempem conference, Universidade Federal de Goias, Brazil].conference paper
  • Cobussen M.A. (2014), Listening to Music in Public Spaces: From Co-Habitation to Co-Isolation [The international conference Musical Practices – Continuities and Transitions, Belgrade, Serbia].conference paper
  • Cobussen M.A. (2014), Open Access and Shifting Knowledge ['Rushing to a Revolution?' Symposium, University of Utrecht].conference paper
  • Cobussen M.A. (2014), Some Notes on Artistic Research [Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil] (Lecture).other
  • Cobussen M.A. (2014), Steps to an Ecology of Improvisation. In: Schroeder F., Ó hAodha M. (Eds.) Sound Weaving. Writings on Improvisation. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 31-45.book chapter
  • Cobussen M.A. (2014), Technology as an Actant in the Field of Musical Improvisation [The vs. Interpretation Symposium, Prague, Czech Republic].conference paper
  • Cobussen M.A. (2014), The Contribution of Musical Improvisation to the Extra-Musical [The Colloquium Translating Impro: Beyond Disciplines, Beyond Border, Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC), Belfast, Ireland].conference paper
  • Cobussen M.A. (2014), Towards an Ethical-Political Role for Artistic Research. In: Crispin D., Gilmore B. (Eds.) Artistic Experimentation in Music. An Anthology. Leuven: Leuven University Press. 83-89.book chapter
  • Cobussen M.A., Meelberg V., Steward S. & Nieuwenhuis J. (2013), Breaching Sonic Barriers? Sound Studies as a Transdiscipline, Journal of Sonic Studies (5).article in journal
  • Cobussen M.A. (2013), Editor-in-chief and founder Member of editorial staff Journal of Sonic Studies .editorship of journal
  • Cobussen M.A. (2013), Editor-in-chief and founder Member of editorial staff Journal of Sonic Studies .editorship of journal
  • Cobussen M.A. (2013), Immersion: from the Visual to the Sonic (and back again) [The Performing with Sound international symposium, Theatre Academy University of Helsinki (TEAK), Helsinki, Finland].conference paper
  • Cobussen M.A. (2013), Improvisation and Singularity. In: Frisk H., Őstersjö S. (Eds.) (re)thinking improvisation. Artistic explorations and conceptual writings. Lund: Lund University. 92-95.book chapter
  • Cobussen M.A. & Meelberg V. (2013), Reflexiones sobre entornos sonorous / Reflections on Sonic Studies, Journal of Sonic Studies 1(1).article in journal
  • Cobussen M.A., Nieuwenhuis J., Steward S. & Meelberg V. (2013), Sound Art: Klang als Medium der Kunst, Journal of Sonic Studies (5).article in journal
  • Cobussen M.A. (2013), The (Post)Modern Music of Edgard Varèse. In: Houppermans S. (Ed.) Modernism Today. Amsterdam: Rodopi. 247-261.book chapter
  • Cobussen M.A. (2013), The Spiritual in Music [Conference 'Sacralization of the Profane and Profanation of the Sacred: Music as its Means and Object', Ljubljana, Slovenia].conference paper
  • Cobussen M & Nielsen N (2012), Music and Ethics. Farnham: Ashgate.book
  • Cobussen M.A. & Nielsen N. (2012), Music and Ethics. Farnham: Ashgate.book
  • Cobussen M.A. (22 May 2012), Goede of slechte kunst? Over smaak valt wel degelijk te twisten. De Volkskrant.article in magazine/newspaper
  • Cobussen M.A. (2012), Review of: Herbert R. (2013) Everyday music listening: Absorption, dissociation and trancing, Journal of Sonic Studies (2).book review
  • Cobussen M.A. (2012), Dipping in and out The Hive [Seminar 'The City as Sound', L/V, International Film Festival, Rotterdam, January 2012] (Lecture).other
  • Cobussen M.A. (2012), Editor-in-chief and founder Member of editorial staff Journal of Sonic Studies .editorship of journal
  • Cobussen M.A. (2012), From Liber Amicorum to Sonic Sensibility. In: Maas S. van, Hulshof C. (Eds.) Liber plurium vocum. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.book chapter
  • Cobussen M.A. (2012), On the Musically Ethical [The Verge Conference 2012 Arts + Ethics, Trinity Western University, Langley, Canada].conference paper
  • Cobussen M.A. (2012), Rethinking Spirituality Through Music [Symposium Muziek en Spiritualiteit, Leiden University, November 2012] (Lecture).other
  • Cobussen M.A. (2012), Rethinking the Concept of City Through Sound [The 2nd Norsound Seminar Urban Sound Studies, Copenhagen, Denmark].conference paper
  • Cobussen M.A. (2012), Waar is muziek?. In: Maas S. van, Hulshof C. (Eds.) Liber plurium vocum. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.book chapter
  • Cobussen M.A. (2011), Editor-in-chief and founder Member of editorial staff Journal of Sonic Studies .editorship of journal
  • Cobussen M.A. (2010), Editor-in-chief and founder Member of editorial staff Journal of Sonic Studies .editorship of journal
  • Cobussen M.A. (2009), Defending the Uncanny. On the Postmodern, the Art World, and the Turn towards Complexity’. [website]other
  • Cobussen M.A. (2009), Improvisation: Between the Musical and the Social, Dutch Journal of Musical Theory 14(1): 48-55.article in journal
  • Cobussen M.A. (2009), Refrein. In: Romein E. (Ed.) Deleuze compendium. Amsterdam: Boom. 252-264.book chapter
  • Cobussen M.A. (2009), The Field of Musical Improvisation, Konturen 2.article in journal
  • Cobussen M.A. (2009), The Intruder. On Differentiations in Musical Research. In: Caduff C. (Ed.) Art and Artistic Research: Music, Visual Art, Design, Literature, Dance. Zürich: Verlag Scheidegger & Spiess. 46-55.book chapter
  • Cobussen M.A. (2008), Improvisation. An Annotated Inventory, New Sound 32(2): 9-22.article in journal
  • Cobussen M.A. (2008), Introduction, New Sound 32(2): 5-7.article in journal
  • Cobussen M.A. (2008), Thresholds. Rethinking Spirituality Through Music. Hampshire: Ashgate.book
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