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Giorgio Biancorosso


Giorgio Biancorosso is the author of Situated Listening: The Sound of Absorption in Classical Cinema (Oxford University Press, 2016) and the co-founder and editor of the journal SSS (Sound Stage Screen). He is currently completing for Duke University Press a monograph on musical borrowing in Wong Kar Wai’s cinema. His work on the history and theory of listening practices reflects a long-standing interest in musical aesthetics, film music, and the history of global cinema. Biancorosso studied music history and film studies at the University of Rome and King's College, London, before moving to Princeton University, where he obtained a Ph.D. in musicology in 2001. He spent three years at Columbia University (2001-2004) as a fellow of the Society of Fellows in the Humanities. Aside from film music, film criticism, and musical aesthetics, his interests include musical dramaturgy and the psychology of music. Biancorosso is also active in Hong Kong as a programmer and curator. He is the Chairman of the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble and a member of the Programme Committee of the Hong Kong Arts Festival.


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