Ross Cole’s research focuses on experimental and popular music of the twentieth century, particularly the period 1958–69. His postdoctoral project will investigate the aesthetics of Steve Reich in relation to the legacy of European Modernism, resulting in the first monograph on Reich.
Ross completed an AHRC-funded PhD in 2015 at King’s College Cambridge under the supervision of Nicholas Cook. He also holds an MA by Research from the University of York and an undergraduate degree from Christ Church Oxford, where he received the Gibbs Prize for the highest mark in music. Ross is currently a temporary lecturer in the Faculty of Music at Cambridge.
Ross takes up his Fellowship in January 2017.