J M Gagen

I am a computational musicologist, digital anthropologist, sonic artist and musician.
I have particular interests in digital music, internet culture and virtual live performance, and have recently been awarded a doctorate from Goldsmiths, University of London

My research is concerned with the socio-cultural aspects of music and data, digital musicology, and the use of cultural theory and computation to investigate music, society, and the digital. My PhD research formed a component of the Transforming Musicology project, an AHRC-funded collaboration between Goldsmiths College, The University of Oxford, The Oxford e-Research Centre, Lancaster University, and Utrecht University.

My MSc research concentrated on virtual live music performance, utilising ethnographic and virtual-ethnographic methods.


Transforming Musicology

Hybrids and Fragments: Music, Genre, Culture and Technology - PhD Thesis (2019)

The Oxford Handbook of Music and Virtuality: Performing Live in Second Life - co-authored chapter (2016)

Metaverse, Metachorus: Virtual live music performance in Second Life - MSc dissertation (2012)

Other pieces


The Internet Audio Cyclotron