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Dr Holly Rogers

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PositionSenior Lecturer
Department Music
Email h.rogers (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7919 7662
Dr Holly Rogers

Holly is interested in the ways in which music interacts with other disciplines and how such combinations are received.  In particular, she focuses on the convergence of music with the visual arts, film, new media, architecture and literature, and focuses on the aesthetics of performance space, intermediality and experimental audiovisuality.

Her primary interest lies in the relationship between sound and image in experimental film and video art.  Her first project, Visualising Music: Audio-Visual Relationships in Avant-Garde Film and Video Art investigates the ways in which avant-garde musicians and artists have collaborated to create sonic art (Verlag, 2010).  Her next investigation, Sounding the Gallery: Video and the Rise of Art-Music (Oxford University Press, 2013), which was funded by grants from the Irish Research Board, the Fulbright Commission and Trinity College Dublin, draws together the histories of new music and performance practice with theories of film, the visual arts and architecture.  Other explorations of this area include The Sound and Music of Experimental Film, a collected volume for Oxford University Press co-edited with Jeremy Barham (2016) and Audiovisual Dissonance, a monograph that traces the ways in which experimental music has been incorporated into mainstream cinematic culture (in progress). 

Holly’s other areas of audiovisual interest include the soundtracks to documentary film—she has recently edited a collection for Routledge entitled Music and Sound in Documentary Film (2014)—and Music Video and Transmedial Modes of Storytelling—she is currently working on a collection, co-edited with Carol Vernallis and Lisa Perrott, called Transmedia Directors: Sounds, Images, and The Media Swirl.

Prior to Goldsmiths, Holly taught at University College Cork and University College Dublin, before spending six years at the University of Liverpool, where she was the founding director of the Research Centre for Audio-Visual Media.

Academic Qualifications

Holly holds music degrees from St Hugh’s College Oxford, King’s College London and Magdalene College Cambridge (and thus always wins the boatrace…).  Since then, she has held a postdoctoral fellowship at University College Dublin, a Fulbright Scholarship at the DocFilm Institute in San Francisco and a research fellowship at Trinity College Dublin.      

Publications

Book

New Approaches to Sound, Music and Media
Rogers, Holly; Vernallis, Carol and Perrott, Lisa. 2016. New Approaches to Sound, Music and Media. Bloomsbury.

Sounding the Gallery: Video and the Rise of Art Music
Rogers, Holly. 2013. Sounding the Gallery: Video and the Rise of Art Music. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-986142-2

Visualising Music: Audio-Visual Relationships in Avant-Garde Film and Video Art
Rogers, Holly. 2010. Visualising Music: Audio-Visual Relationships in Avant-Garde Film and Video Art. Amsterdam: Lambert. ISBN 3838350561

Edited Book

The Music and Sound of Experimental Film
Rogers, Holly and Barham, Jeremy, eds. 2017. The Music and Sound of Experimental Film. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780190469900

Music and Sound in Documentary Film
Rogers, Holly, ed. 2014. Music and Sound in Documentary Film. New York: Routledge. ISBN 9780415728669

Transmedia Directors and the Audiovisual Turn
Rogers, Holly; Vernallis, Carol and Perrott, Lisa, eds. Transmedia Directors and the Audiovisual Turn. tbc.

Book Section

‘Audio-Visual Dissonance in Found Footage Films’
Rogers, Holly. 2017. ‘Audio-Visual Dissonance in Found Footage Films’. In: Holly Rogers and Jeremy Barham, eds. The Sound and Music of Experimental Film. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780190469900

‘Beethoven’s Myth Sympathy: Hollywood’s Reconstruction’
Rogers, Holly. 2015. ‘Beethoven’s Myth Sympathy: Hollywood’s Reconstruction’. In: Michael Spitzer, ed. Beethoven. Farnham: Ashgate, pp. 509-521. ISBN 978-1-4724-4030-3

‘Music, Sound and the Nonfiction Aesthetic’
Rogers, Holly. 2014. ‘Music, Sound and the Nonfiction Aesthetic’. In: Holly Rogers, ed. Music and Sound in Documentary Film. New York: Routledge, pp. 1-19.

‘Twisted Synaesthesia: Visual Artists and the Music Video’
Rogers, Holly. 2014. ‘Twisted Synaesthesia: Visual Artists and the Music Video’. In: Germano Celant, ed. Music or Art. Milan: Fondazione Prada, pp. 281-288.

‘“Betwixt and Between” Worlds: Spatial and Temporal Liminality in Video Art-Music’
Rogers, Holly. 2013. ‘“Betwixt and Between” Worlds: Spatial and Temporal Liminality in Video Art-Music’. In: Claudia Gorbman; John Richardson and Carol Vernallis, eds. The Oxford Handbook of New Audiovisual Aesthetics. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 525-542. ISBN 9780199733866

Multimedia Art: Video Art-Music
Rogers, Holly. 2013. Multimedia Art: Video Art-Music. In: Tim Shepherd and Anne Leonard, eds. Routledge Companion to Music and Visual Art. New York: Routledge, pp. 367-375. ISBN 9780415629256

‘Spatial Reconfiguration in Interactive Video Art-Music’
Rogers, Holly. 2013. ‘Spatial Reconfiguration in Interactive Video Art-Music’. In: Karen Collins; Bill Kapralos and Holly Tessler, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Interactive Audio. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 15-30. ISBN 9780199797226

‘Death for Five Voices: Gesualdo’s “poetic truth”’
Rogers, Holly. 2012. ‘Death for Five Voices: Gesualdo’s “poetic truth”’. In: Brad Prager, ed. A Companion to Werner Herzog. Hoboken, N.J: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 187-207. ISBN 978-1-4051-9440-2

‘“Noises, Sounds and Sweet Airs”: Singing the Film Space in Prospero’s Books’
Rogers, Holly. 2008. ‘“Noises, Sounds and Sweet Airs”: Singing the Film Space in Prospero’s Books’. In: David Cooper, ed. Cinemusic: Constructing the Film Score. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholar's Publishing, pp. 141-164.

"Audiovisual Collisions: Moving Image Technology and the Laterna Magika Aesthetic in New Music Theatre"
Rogers, Holly. "Audiovisual Collisions: Moving Image Technology and the Laterna Magika Aesthetic in New Music Theatre". In: R Adlington and G Borio, eds. New Music Theatre in Europe: Transformations Between 1955-1975. Venice: Fondazione Georgio Cini, Venice.

Article

Beyoncé’s Lemonade: She Dreams in Both Worlds
Rogers, Holly; Vernallis, Carol and Perott, Lisa. 2016. Beyoncé’s Lemonade: She Dreams in Both Worlds. Film International,

‘“The public will only believe the truth if it is shot in 3D”: Michel van der Aa, “Nine Years in an Ophanage” (Zenna), Sunken Garden, Scene 6’
Rogers, Holly. 2016. ‘“The public will only believe the truth if it is shot in 3D”: Michel van der Aa, “Nine Years in an Ophanage” (Zenna), Sunken Garden, Scene 6’. Cambridge Opera Journal, 28(2), pp. 275-280. ISSN S0954586716000392

‘The Musical Script: Norman McLaren, Animated Sound and Audiovisuality’
Rogers, Holly. 2014. ‘The Musical Script: Norman McLaren, Animated Sound and Audiovisuality’. Animation Journal, 22, pp. 68-84.

‘Review: Unruly Media: YouTube, Music Video and the New Digital Cinema (Carol Vernallis); and An Eye for Music: Popular Music and the Audiovisual Surreal (John Richardson)’
Rogers, Holly. 2014. ‘Review: Unruly Media: YouTube, Music Video and the New Digital Cinema (Carol Vernallis); and An Eye for Music: Popular Music and the Audiovisual Surreal (John Richardson)’. Twentieth Century Music, 11(2), pp. 8-14. ISSN 1478-5722

‘Review: A History of Film Music (Mervyn Cooke)’
Rogers, Holly. 2011. ‘Review: A History of Film Music (Mervyn Cooke)’. Twentieth Century Music, 7(2), pp. 245-248. ISSN 1478-5722

‘The Unification of the Senses: Intermediality in Video Art-Music’
Rogers, Holly. 2011. ‘The Unification of the Senses: Intermediality in Video Art-Music’. The Journal of the Royal Music Association, 136(2), pp. 399-428. ISSN 0269-0403

‘Audio-Visual Biography: Music and Image in Derek Jarman’s Caravaggio’
Rogers, Holly. 2008. ‘Audio-Visual Biography: Music and Image in Derek Jarman’s Caravaggio’. The Journal of Musicological Research, 27(2), pp. 134-168. ISSN 0141-1896

‘Review: EcoMedia (Sean Cubitt)’
Rogers, Holly. 2007. ‘Review: EcoMedia (Sean Cubitt)’. Scope: Journal of Film Studies, 7,

‘Review: The Museum of Modern Art and the Birth of Art Cinema (Haidee Wasson)’
Rogers, Holly. 2007. ‘Review: The Museum of Modern Art and the Birth of Art Cinema (Haidee Wasson)’. Scope: Journal of Film Studies, 9,

'Beethoven’s Myth Sympathy: Hollywood’s Biographical Reconstruction'
Rogers, Holly. 2006. 'Beethoven’s Myth Sympathy: Hollywood’s Biographical Reconstruction'. British Postgraduate Musicology, 8, ISSN 1460-9231

'Acoustic Architecture: Music and Space in the Video Installations of Bill Viola'
Rogers, Holly. 2005. 'Acoustic Architecture: Music and Space in the Video Installations of Bill Viola'. Twentieth Century Music, 2(2), pp. 197-219. ISSN 1478-5722

‘Review: Cinema’s Illusions, Opera’s Allure (David Schroeder) / Hollywood Theory, Non-Hollywood Practice (Annette Davison)’
Rogers, Holly. 2005. ‘Review: Cinema’s Illusions, Opera’s Allure (David Schroeder) / Hollywood Theory, Non-Hollywood Practice (Annette Davison)’. Scope: Journal of Film Studies, 2,

'Fitzcarraldo’s Search for Aguirre: Music and Text in the Amazonian Films of Herzog'
Rogers, Holly. 2004. 'Fitzcarraldo’s Search for Aguirre: Music and Text in the Amazonian Films of Herzog'. Journal of the Royal Musical Association, 129(1), pp. 77-99. ISSN 0269-0403

Digital

Video Art Primer
Rogers, Holly. 2013. Video Art Primer.

Early Music Videos and the Visual Music Scene
Rogers, Holly. 2013. Early Music Videos and the Visual Music Scene.

Exhibition Catalogue

‘Colour, Tone and Improvisation: Peter Donebauer’s Musicalisation of Video’
Rogers, Holly. 2015. ‘Colour, Tone and Improvisation: Peter Donebauer’s Musicalisation of Video’.

Thesis

Alternative Models of Music-Image Interaction in Film
Rogers, Holly. 2005. Alternative Models of Music-Image Interaction in Film. Doctoral thesis, Magdalene College, Cambridge University

Beethoven on Film
Rogers, Holly. 2000. Beethoven on Film. Masters thesis, King's College, London

Other

Sound and Vision
Rogers, Holly. 2013. Sound and Vision. Wire Magazine, London.