We are delighted to announce that at our recent TAGS conference at Keele University, Steph Jones was elected to one of the Society’s two Student Representative positions. She will work alongside our current Student Representative, Kirstie Hewlett.

Steph JonesSteph Jones is currently studying for a PhD in Musicology at the University of Leeds under the supervision of Prof. Martin Iddon and Prof. Derek Scott. She has previously worked on the musical representation of silence (in Messiaen’s ‘Regard du Silence’, the seventeenth movement of the Vingt regards sur l’enfant-Jésus, under the supervision of Dr Ed Venn) and of coldness (in Lachenmann’s Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzen). Her current research focuses on the way in which particular discursive and aesthetic modes of listening inform analytical approaches to new music: working on eight interrelated case studies she hopes to propose new listening paradigms which can, in turn, help to generate new forms of analytical discourse to examine music often held to be forbidding and ‘unapproachable’.