Contributors (Volume 3)
ALEXANDROS N. CONSTANSIS has been working in the singing voice field since 1980. His career – dedicated initially to ballads and later classical/baroque performance as well as conservatoire teaching – acquired a more academic focus in 1995. Then his singing repertoire – roles originally written for the castrati – became also the starting point of his present research. Since 2003, the year of his official transition, he has been focussing his attention on the Female-to-Male and, since mid-2004, Male-to-Female singing personae. These have been examined alongside existing postgraduate research on vocality formed by non-binarian hormonal variations (e.g. Natural Male Sopranos). Since 2005 he has been describing all above-mentioned singers with the umbrella-term ‘Hybrid Vocal Personae’, which is also the title of his PhD Thesis (University of York).
RICHARD ELLIOTT teaches courses on popular music and cultural theory at the International Centre for Music Studies (ICMuS) at Newcastle University. He completed his PhD, on loss, memory and nostalgia in popular song, at ICMuS. He has articles forthcoming on Portuguese fado, Latin American nueva canción, music and consciousness, and Bob Dylan. He is currently working on a monograph on fado and a co-authored book (with Ian Biddle and Nanette de Jong) on mourning, memory and recorded sound. He is Associate Editor of Radical Musicology.
LARS IYER is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Newcastle University. His current projects involve a musicological analysis of the recordings of Jandek.
LINDA KOUVARAS is a musicologist, composer and pianist. She holds a continuing Senior Lectureship in Music at The University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Music and publishes in contemporary music, both classical and popular, focusing especially on Australian music, postmodernism and gender issues in music. She is co-editor (with Graham Hair & Ruth Lee Martin) of Loose Canons: Papers from the 2001 National Festival of Women’s Music (Canberra: Southern Voices, 2004) and (with the same co-editors) of the new journal, Current Issues in Music (http://www.n-ism.org/Papers/graham_CIIM_2007.pdf). Her latest book chapter appears in Ashgate’s Soundscapes of Australia: Music, Place, and Spirituality (ed. Fiona Richards, 2007). Recordings of her works appear on independent release, with Move Records, and with the ABC and receive frequent radio broadcasts. She has associate representation at the Australian Music Centre (http://www.amcoz.com.au/composers/composer.asp?id=1328).
SALLY MACARTHUR is is Senior Lecturer in Musicology and Head of Music at the University of Western Sydney. She specialises in feminist and cultural analyses of music, focusing on music by twentieth century women composers. Recent publications include ‘Women, Spirituality, Landscape: The Music of Anne Boyd, Sarah Hopkins and Moya Henderson’ in The Soundscapes of Australia: Music, Place and Spirituality (Ashgate Press, 2007) and ‘A Thousand Dissonances: Music Research and the Nomadic Female Composer’, Australian Feminist Studies (forthcoming 2009). Her books include Feminist Aesthetics in Music (Greenwood Press, 2002), with co-editor Cate Poynton, Musics and Feminisms (Australian Music Centre, 1999), and with co-editors, Bruce Crossman and Ronaldo Morelos, Intercultural Music: Creation and Interpretation (Australian Music Centre, 2006).