Georgina Born is Professor of Music and Anthropology at Oxford University. Earlier, she worked as a musician with Henry Cow, Derek Bailey’s Company and other groups. Her work combines ethnographic and theoretical writings on music, sound, television and new/media. Her books include Rationalizing Culture: IRCAM, Boulez, and the Institutionalization of the Musical Avant-Garde, Western Music and Its Others, Music, Sound and Space, and Improvisation and Social Aesthetics. From 2010 – 2015 Born directed the ERC-funded program ‘Music, Digitization, Mediation: Towards Interdisciplinary Music Studies’. She has held visiting professorships at UC Berkeley, McGill and Oslo Universities. Born chairs the Culture, Media and Performance Section of the British Academy, and will be a visiting professor at UC Irvine in 2019.