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Carlo Cenciarelli  BA (Soton) MMus (KCL) PhD (KCL)

Dr Carlo Cenciarelli BA (Soton) MMus (KCL) PhD (KCL)

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I specialise in the intersection between music and visual culture in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.

My main publications have been on the cinematic afterlife of J. S. Bach, on opera and digital culture, and on the aesthetics of musical borrowing. I am currently writing a book on the representation of listening in film.

Before joining Cardiff, I was a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at Royal Holloway, University of London. I hold a PhD in Musicology from King’s College London (2011).












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My research focuses on late-twentieth and early twenty-first century audiovisual cultures.

At present I am particularly interested in finding ways to theorise the nature of cinematic listening and the relationship between listening cultures inside and outside the movie theatre -- a topic that I am exploring in a monograph and through a broader collaborative project (see cinematiclistening.org).

Previous projects include a study of the cinematic appropriation of J. S. Bach’s music and of the place of opera in digital culture. My essays are found in edited collections and in journals including JRMA, twentieth-century music, COJ and Music and Letters.


On the UG programme I run a film music course (‘Reading Film Sound’, MU2179 and MU2181) that aims to give students historical and theoretical frameworks for interpreting the role of sound in film.

At MA level I teach a module titled ‘Studying Musical Multimedia’ (MUT201), which tackles a wide range of phenomena from fiction film to documentaries, music video, virtual bands, opera broadcasts, TV commercials, and video games. I also run the PG forum, a weekly meeting with Masters and PhD students where we discuss the practical and intellectual challenges of doing research in Music (for more information, see our blog at http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/musicresearch/category/100-objects/)

I have supervised UG and MA students on various issues in the history and theory of musical multimedia, and on a wider range of topics including musical borrowing, intertextuality, minimalism and the history of recordings.

I welcome applications from potential PhD students on film music and on topics concerning sound, media and technology more broadly.


Addysg a Chymwysterau

2011: PhD, Coleg y Brenin Llundain

2005: MMus, King's College Llundain

2003: BMus, Prifysgol Southampton

Anrhydeddau a dyfarniadau

Gwobr Westrup, a ddyfarnwyd am erthyglau o ragoriaeth arbennig a gyhoeddwyd yn Music and Letters, 2014

Premio Giuseppe Verdi, Istituto Nazionale di Studi Verdiani, Parma, Yr Eidal, 2010

Aelodaethau proffesiynol

Cymrawd yr Academi Addysg Uwch

Safleoedd academaidd blaenorol

Cymrawd Ôl-ddoethurol yr Academi Brydeinig, Royal Holloway, Prifysgol Llundain

Darlithydd Gwadd ym Mhrifysgol Manceinion, Prifysgol y Ddinas, Coleg y Brenin Llundain, Oxford Brookes, a Phrifysgol Surrey.

Pwyllgorau ac adolygu

Cadeirydd, Bwrdd Astudiaethau Israddedigion (2020-presennol)

Cadeirydd, Byrddau Arholiadau a Blwyddyn (2020-presennol)

Cyfarwyddwr Astudiaethau Israddedig (2020-presennol)

Cyfarwyddwr Derbyniadau Israddedigion (2016-2018)

Cynullydd Cyfres Darlithoedd John Bird (2015-2020)

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