Details

Name
Dr Stephen Wilford
Address 1
University of Cambridge
Address 2
Faculty of Music, 11 West Road
Position
Research Associate
City
Cambridge
Postcode
CB3 9DP
Country
United Kingdom
Tel (landline)
01223 762765
Email
stw31@cam.ac.uk
Personal Website
https://www.mus.cam.ac.uk/directory/stephen-wilford
Blog
https://www.musicalencounters.co.uk/blog
EURAMES Member
Yes
Member of
BRISMES
AFMA Member
No
MESA Member
No
BASIS Member
No
Institution Name
University of Cambridge
Institution Address 1
Faculty of Music
Institution Address 2
11 West Road
Institution City
Cambridge
Institution County
Cambridgeshire
Institution Postcode
CB3 9DP
Institution Country
UK
Discipline 1
Musicology
Geographical Area 1
France
Geographical Area 2
Algeria
Middle Eastern Area
Maghreb (Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauretania, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya)
Languages Mastered
North African
Proficiency
Elementary
Languages Mastered
French
Proficiency
Advanced
Qualifications
PhD (City, University of London), MA Ethnomusicology (Goldsmiths, University of London), BA (Hons) Music Production (Leeds College of Music)
Early Career Researcher
Yes
Biography
Stephen Wilford is a Research Associate at the Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge and is part of the team working on the European Research Council-funded project ‘Past and Present Musical Encounters across the Strait of Gibraltar’. He studied at the University of Aberdeen, Leeds College of Music, and Goldsmiths, University of London, before completing his AHRC-funded PhD at City, University of London, with a thesis focussing upon music-making among the Algerian diaspora community of London. He has taught at City, University of London, the University of Southampton and Goldsmiths, University of London.
Research description
Stephen’s work focuses upon North African musics, particularly those of Algeria, and spans a range of traditional and contemporary styles. He has a strong interest in the Arab-Andalusi traditions of Algeria, in both colonial and postcolonial contexts. His research is concerned with ideas of collective identity, cultural memory, diaspora and transnational flows of music. He is particularly interested in the role of technologies in the production and circulation of music among composers, performers and listeners, and the connections that these form between North Africa and Europe. His current research is formed of three strands: the role of music in colonial and postcolonial Algeria, with a focus upon the dialogues between Arab-Andalusi and Western Art musics; the practices of contemporary Arab-Andalusi musicians and ensembles within transnational contexts; and the development of Franco-Algerian hip hop since the 1990s.
Additional Info 1
Ethnomusicology of Algeria
Additional Info 2
Algerian musics
External Funders
0
Contemporary Relevance