Calum White - Co-Editor-in-Chief
Calum is currently a Master’s student, studying Popular Music Research at Goldsmiths, University of London, having received a First-Class Honours in Popular Music from Goldsmiths in 2019. His principal areas of research is film music, having explored thematic and subtextual resonance in narrative film soundtracks in his undergraduate dissertation. His master’s research involves exploring surrealism, postmodernism and narrative dissonance in mainstream film soundtracks. Additionally, Calum has explored topics surrounding music video and its influence on post-classical cinema, aesthetics in film, and political, philosophical and economic issues in popular music, from Taylor Swift to Bruce Springsteen. Before beginning his studies at Goldsmiths, Calum acted as a composer-for-hire, writing scores for interactive theatrical performances and local businesses, as well as a solo singer-songwriter, playing consistently throughout the UK.
Regan Bowering - Co-Editor-in-Chief
Regan Bowering is a current PhD student in the Music department at Goldsmiths University of London, where she also completed her MA (2020) and UG studies (2019). Her current research explores the intersections of popular music history, technology and audiovisual culture, with a particular focus on rhythm in relation to aesthetic and affective experience. Regan is co-editor-in-chief of Sonic Scope – a new student journal on audiovisual culture. In 2020, she was named runner up for the IASPM Andrew Goodwin Memorial Prize. Prior to studying, she worked for 9 years in music events.
Hugo Craft-Stanley - Associate Editor
Hugo is a Master’s student studying Musicology at Goldsmiths, University of London. Prior to beginning this Master’s degree, he received a First-Class Honours in Music from Goldsmiths in 2019. His present research focuses on the archive of experimental musician and sound poet Lily Greenham, housed in Goldsmiths’ Special Collections, focusing on the difficulty of documenting ephemeral performance moments and exploring the sensory experience of archival objects and sound. He has previously written about contemporary practices of audiovisual self-narration on social media platforms, transmedia and fan participation in popular media franchises, the increasing popularity of musical analysis on YouTube and the role of sound and music in personal and familial memory. As a creative practitioner, Hugo explores songwriting and composition as autobiographical practices and is currently experimenting with sound poetry and free improvisation.
Rachel Heavey - Associate Editor
Rachel Heavey is an artist from Dublin, Ireland. An MMUS Sonic Arts student at Goldsmiths, University of London; she is interested in listening to you: rachelheavey.com
Jay Jolles - Peer Review Editor
Jay is a PhD student in American Studies at The College of William and Mary. His work lives at the intersection of memory, catastrophe, music, and digital culture. In particular, he is interested in the ways that sound, noise, and music relate to and complicate social relationships, time, and space. Jay has written about Taylor Swift and masculinity, lo-fi beats and neoliberalism, and the cultural phenomenon known as ‘vibes’. He is currently at work on a project about platform and surveillance capitalism that takes as its focus the music-streaming service Spotify.
Beatrice Vorster - Editorial Coordinator
Beatrice Vorster is currently doing her MA in Computational Arts at Goldsmiths. She is also an Associate Lecturer in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts (UAL).
Cameron Naylor - Production Coordinator
Cameron Naylor is studying an MMus in electroacoustic composition at the University of Manchester. Through the manipulation of field recording and abstract sound material, his compositions explore sound and space as a metaphor in musical storytelling, weaving together the two with the aim to elucidate upon otherwise unheard narratives.
His primary research interests include the semiotic potential of sounds in relation to place in electroacoustic music and sound installations, having worked on several soundscape and radiophonic compositions both in the UK and abroad.