Nick Prior is Professor of Cultural Sociology in the School of Social and Political Science. With interests that span urban soundscapes, social theory and the sociology of music, his work explores the myriad ways technologies are sunk into everyday cultural practices and entangled within social formations. He is author of a series of articles that explore digital mediations of popular music culture in the post-1980s period, culminating in a monograph, Popular Music, Digital Technology and Society, published by Sage in 2018. He works with sound and how sound recordings and music composition might be used to enliven our understandings of the multi-sensorial assemblages of cities like Tokyo. His next research project will be an exploration of collaborative music production in domestic and digital contexts.
Professor of Cultural Sociology