Victor Szabo

Program: CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Term Graduated: Spring 2015

Dissertation: "Ambient Music as Popular Genre: Historiography, Interpretation, Critique"

Bio Information:

Victor Szabo earned his Ph.D in the Critical & Comparative Studies program.  His dissertation investigates the history and aesthetics of the Ambient music genre.  His research more broadly extends into issues of identity in U.S. American popular music; histories of experimental and electronic music in the 20th century; and theories of musical listening, evaluation, and taste.  He has presented at SMT, IASPM-U.S., and the International Conference on Music and Minimalism, and has published in the Journal of Popular Music Studies an essay on the queer performativity of Xiu Xiu vocalist, Jamie Stewart.

Vic graduated with a B.M. in Music Theory and B.A. in Philosophy from The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in 2007.  In his spare-ish time, he enjoys sampling craft brews, crate digging at nearby thrift stores, and DJing an electronic music show on 91.1 WTJU-FM Charlottesville.



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