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Dr Giles Hooper BA, MA, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Music Music


    Music in Videogames

    The role of music in videogames, in particular how it contributes to action, story-telling and immersion. Have recently published, and given presentations, on the role of music in videogame cut-scenes.

    Music in Film

    The role of music in film, in particular how it contributes to issues such as narrative, character-development, and emotional affect. At present, the music of John Williams is both a central component of teaching and research in this area. Currently working on a monograph (sole-authored book) on the Film Music of John Williams.

    Critical theory and aesthetics

    Interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to both classical and popular music with a focus on the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Critical theory, aesthetics and philosophy. Adorno. Disciplinary issues and musicological discourse. Modernism and postmodernism.

    Research Grants

    Music Repertoire and value: popular concerts at the Hallé


    February 2013 - May 2013

    Research Collaborations

    Professor Allan Moore

    External: The University of Surrey

    Invited to be member of a bi-lingual project, European Dialogues in Musicology, involving six UK-based and six Italy-based musicologists.