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Jochen Eisentraut

Lecturer in Music, Bangor University

Dr Jochen Eisentraut is author of The Accessibility of Music: Participation, Reception and Contact (Cambridge University Press, 2013) in which he explores how and why we connect with music - or not. The book considers social, cultural, psychological and aesthetic perspectives through the prism of examples including punk, Vaughan Williams and Brazilian samba. He has worked professionally as a composer for television and theatre, as well as performing as a jazz musician in London, Paris, Mexico City and Brazil. He is currently researching the adoption, in Europe and the US, of cultural practices originating outside those regions, such as belly dance, capoeira and yoga.


  • –present
    Lecturer, composer, musician, Bangor University