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Marcel Cobussen


Marcel Cobussen is Full Professor of Auditory Culture and Music Philosophy at Leiden University. He studied jazz piano at the Conservatory of Rotterdam and Art and Cultural Studies at Erasmus University, Rotterdam (the Netherlands). 

Cobussen is author of several books, among them Engaging With Everyday Sounds (Open Book Publishers 2022), The Field of Musical Improvisation (LUP 2017), and Thresholds. Rethinking Spirituality Through Music (Ashgate 2008). He is editor of, among others, The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sonic Methodologies (Bloomsbury 2020), and The Routledge Companion to Sounding Art (Routledge 2016). He is editor-in-chief of the open access online Journal of Sonic Studies ( 


Marcel Cobussen (Professor of Auditory Culture and Music Philosophy at Leiden University) will share a keynote lecture on the necessity of revisiting NOISE and of understanding it as an active terminology that interacts with the social, political, ecological, and even ethical aspects of sound and non-sound. This will be followed by a Forum For Noise with researchers and artists working in various disciplines that engage with NOISE.