Areas of expertise
Professor John Richardson is an expert in several fields, including the cultural study of music, audiovisual research, popular music studies, contemporary music studies, gender studies, the cultural study of technology and research-creation. He holds dual Finnish and British citizenship, gained BA, MA and PhD degrees from the University of Jyväskylä (1992; 1995) and conducted postdoctoral research at the University of California at Los Angeles (1996-7) before working at several universities in Finland (University of Jyväskylä; Helsinki University; Åbo Academy University) and Britain (City University, London; De Montfort University, Leicester). In 2011, he was appointed to his current position, Professor of Musicology at the University of Turku. He is additionally Docent in Musicology at the University of Helsinki, and Docent in Music and Media at the University of Turku. Recently, he has taken an interest in developing interdisciplinary research methods, combining techniques of ecological close reading and ethnography. Richardson is an active songwriter and musician. His first solo album, The Fold, was released in 2017. He is working on a second, The Pine and the Birch, which is schedule for release in 2019. This creative work is the subject of ongoing research in the field of research-creation.
Richardson's recent teaching includes the Musicology Master's and PhD seminars, courses on audiovisual research, music videos, popular music studies, music analysis and music industry studies.
John Richardson julkaisuihin kuuluvat An Eye for Music: Popular Music and the Audiovisual Surreal(Oxford University Press 2012) ja Singing Archaeology: Philip Glass’s Akhnaten(Wesleyan University Press 1999). Hän on sen lisäksi toiminnut seuraavia kokoelmateoksia: The Oxford Handbook of New Audiovisual Aesthetics (toim. Richardson, Gorbman & Vernallis 2013), The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Digital Media (toim. Vernallis, Herzog and Richardson 2013), Music, Memory, Space (toim. Brusila, Johnson & Richardson 2016), and Essays on Sound and Vision (toim. Richardson & Hawkins, 2007). Tuleviin julkaisuihin kuuluvat toimitettu kirja Einstein on the Beach: Opera beyond Drama (toim. Novak & Richardson, Routledge, 2019) ja Radical Musicology - nettijulkaisun erikoisnumero ‘Queer Sounds and Spaces.’