Oliver Gudgeon is a current MPhil Musicology student. He began his further studies with a broad academic music Bachelor’s at King’s College London, where he was able to supplement his passion for musicology with composition training and lessons in piano performance at the Royal Academy of Music. He graduated in 2015 with a First Class Honours, having written a dissertation on the work of Pauline Oliveros, supervised by Zeynep Bulut.
Although as a musicologist he is interested in a wide range of topics, Oliver’s key area of focus is in the avant-garde and experimental music of the twentieth century. Under the supervision of Professor Nicholas Cook, he will be investigating the role of technology and issue of spatiality in sound art, looking in particular at the sound works of Max Neuhaus.
Oliver is a member of Fitzwilliam College where he has was awarded a joint Isaac Newton Trust and Fitzwilliam College Paul Cassidy Scholarship.