Dr Holly Rogers

Staff details

Position Reader in Music. Director of Research; Convenor MA Music (Audiovisual Cultures)
Department Music
Email h.rogers (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 7919 7662
Dr Holly Rogers

I am interested in the convergence of music with the visual arts, film, new media, architecture and literature and work on the use of sound in video art, experimental film, social media, documentary and cinema. Threading through all of this is a focus on intermedia, transmedia and participatory culture.

Academic qualifications

  • MA (hons) University of Oxford
  • MMus King's College London
  • PhD University of Cambridge
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, University College Dublin
  • Fulbright Scholarship, DocFilm Institute San Francisco
  • Senior Research Fellowship, Trinity College Dublin

Teaching and Supervision

Taught Degrees
At undergraduate level I teach film musicology and music and screen media. At Masters level, I convene the MA Music (Audiovisual Cultures) pathway, teach the core module and supervise the major projects.

Research Degrees
I welcome PhD applications in any area of audiovisual research and am happy to work with theorists and practitioners.

Publications and research outputs

Book

Rogers, Holly. 2023. Re/Sounding Spaces: Listening Across Audiovisual Culture. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press.

Perchard, Tom; Graham, Stephen; Rutherford-Johnson, Tim and Rogers, Holly. 2022. Twentieth-Century Music in the West. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781108481984

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

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

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

Edited Book

Rogers, Holly; Freitas, Joana and Porfírio, João Francisco, eds. 2023. Remediating Sound: Repeatable Culture, YouTube and Music. London: Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 9781501387340

Rogers, Holly; Freitas, Joana and Porfírio, João, eds. 2023. YouTube and Music: Online Culture and Everyday Life. London: Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 9781501387272

Rogers, Holly; Vernallis, Carol; Kara, Selmin and Leal, Jonathan, eds. 2021. Cybermedia: Explorations in Science, Sound, and Vision. New York: Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 9781501357053

Vernallis, Carol; Rogers, Holly and Perrott, Lisa, eds. 2020. Transmedia Directors: Artistry, Industry and New Audiovisual Aesthetics. London: Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 9781501341007

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

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

Edited Journal

Rogers, Holly, ed. 2020. Sonic Scope: New Approaches to Audiovisual Culture, Sonic Scope: New Approaches to Audiovisual Culture, .

Book Section

Rogers, Holly. 2023. Listening Through Social Media: Soundscape Composition, Collaboration and Networked Sonic Elongation. In: Holly Rogers; Joana Freitas and João Francisco Porfírio, eds. Remediating Sound: Repeatable Culture, YouTube and Music. London: Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 9781501387326

Rogers, Holly. 2023. “Welcome to your world”: YouTube and the Reconfiguration of Music’s Gatekeepers. In: Holly Rogers; Joana Freitas and João Francisco Porfírio, eds. YouTube and Music: Online Culture and Everyday Life. London: Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 1-38. ISBN 9781501387272

Rogers, Holly. 2022. Canons. In: Tom Perchard; Stephen Graham; Tim Rutherford-Johnson and Holly Rogers, eds. Twentieth Century Music in the West. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 104-128. ISBN 9781108481984

Rogers, Holly. 2022. Instruments. In: Tom Perchard; Stephen Graham; Tim Rutherford-Johnson and Holly Rogers, eds. Twentieth Century Music in the West. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 202-226. ISBN 9781108481984

Rogers, Holly. 2022. Recording and Production. In: Tom Perchard; Stephen Graham; Tim Rutherford-Johnson and Holly Rogers, eds. Twentieth Century Music in the West. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 229-252. ISBN 9781108481984

Rogers, Holly. 2022. Music and the Moving Image. In: Tom Perchard; Stephen Graham; Tim Rutherford-Johnson and Holly Rogers, eds. Twentieth Century Music in the West. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 295-318. ISBN 9781108481984

Rogers, Holly; McGrath, John; Vernallis, Carol and Chapman, Dale. 2021. Composer Ben Salisbury Discusses Scoring Science for Alex Garland. In: Holly Rogers; Carol Vernallis; Selmin Kara and Jonathan Leal, eds. Cybermedia: Explorations in Science, Sound, and Vision. New York: Bloomsbury, pp. 130-137. ISBN 9780190853617

Rogers, Holly and Vernallis, Carol. 2021. Director Terence Nance Discusses Random Acts of Flyness. In: Holly Rogers; Carol Vernallis; Selmin Kara and Jonathan Leal, eds. Cybermedia: Explorations in Science, Sound, and Vision. New York: Bloomsbury, pp. 311-328. ISBN 9780190853617

Rogers, Holly. 2021. Sonic Elongation and Sonic Aporia: Two Modes of Disrupted Listening in Film. In: Carlo Cenciarelli, ed. The Oxford Handbook of Cinematic Listening. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 427-449. ISBN 9780190853617

Rogers, Holly. 2019. The Audiovisual Eerie: Transmediating Thresholds in the Work of David Lynch. In: Carol Vernallis; Holly Rogers and Lisa Perrott, eds. Transmedia Directors: Artistry, Industry and the New Audiovisual Aesthetics. New York: Bloomsbury, pp. 241-270. ISBN 9781501341007

Rogers, Holly. 2019. Audio-visual Collisions: Moving Image Technology and the Laterna Magika Aesthetic in New Music Theatre. In: Robert Adlington, ed. New Music Theatre in Europe: Transformations Between 1955-1975. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 79-100. ISBN 9781138323018

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Article

Rogers, Holly; Alvim, Luíza and Paiva Chaves, Renan. 2022. Contemporary Audiovisualities, Intermediality and Remediation: Interview with Holly Rogers. Revista Eco-Pós, 21(1), pp. 320-341. ISSN 2175-8689

Rogers, Holly and Britton, Heather. 2022. The Spaces Beyond: Experimenting with the Theory of Audiovisual Concrète. [in]Transition: Journal of Videographic Film & Moving Image Studies, 9(1), ISSN 2469-4312

Rogers, Holly. 2020. Locked Down Listening / Communal Re-Imagination. Flow: A Critical Forum on Media and Culture,

Rogers, Holly. 2020. Sonic Elongation: Creative Audition in Documentary Film. JCMS: Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, 59(2), pp. 88-113. ISSN 0009-7101

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. 277-282. ISSN 0954-5867

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

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

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

Rogers, Holly. 2013. Composing with Reality: Digital Sound and Music in Documentary Film. ZDOK: Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, 13, pp. 1-13.

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

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

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

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

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

Rogers, Holly. 2006. Acoustic Architecture: Music and Space in the Video Installations of Bill Viola. twentieth-century music, 2(02), pp. 197-219. ISSN 1478-5722

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

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

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,

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

Audio

Rogers, Holly. 2021. Twisted Synaesthesia.

Rogers, Holly. 2021. Sinestesia distorta.

Digital

Rogers, Holly. 2013. Video Art Primer.

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

Exhibition Catalogue

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

Film/Video

Rogers, Holly. 2021. Audiovisual Noise in Transmedial Culture.

Thesis

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

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

Other

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

Further profile content

Professional projects

Along with my colleagues Carol Vernallis (Stanford) and Lisa Perrott (University of Waikato), I edit Bloomsbury’s New Approaches to Music, Sound and Media series, a collection of exciting research monographs dedicated to changing our understandings of sound, image, and their relations across media. I am also the founding director of Sonic Scope: New Approaches to Audiovisual Culture, a student-run peer-reviewed journal published by Goldsmiths Press and MIT Press and edited by postgraduate students from the department. I currently sit on the editorial board for Goldsmiths Press, Routledge’s Music and Visual Culture book series, Bloomsbury’s Ex:centrics book series and Intellect’s journal, “The Soundtrack”.

PhD Students

Recent graduates include author and filmmaker Adam Scovell (CHASE funded): https://celluloidwickerman.com.

My current PhD students are:
• Jilliene Sellner, a sound artist working as part of the Heya collective (CHASE funded);
• Midori Komachi, a sound artist and composer researching the Takemitsu Pavilion in Osaka (CHASE funded);
• Galina Juritz, a composer, performer and filmmaker developing a participatory documentary filmmaking practice (CHASE funded);
• Raymond Sookram, a ludomusicologist researching the idea of sonic paracosms in video games;
• Shelley Calhoun-Scullion, a fine artist creating a sonic history of Detroit (DAAD funded);
• Regan Bowering, a musicologist and editor exploring the links between city soundscapes and musical rhythm;
• Lee Scott Newcombe, an instrument-maker and composer exploring musical temporality and circularity;
• Sarah Westwood, a composer interested in material and movement;
• Janell Yeo, a professional violinist creating music videos for her performances (Chinese funding);
• Shane Dabinett, a media theorist exploring the visual layouts of digital audio workstations.