Marcel Cobussen

about the author

Marcel Cobussen wanted to become a professional soccer player. He did not succeed. Too bad. Now he is both a musician and a philosopher. He studied jazz piano at the Conservatory of Rotterdam and art and cultural studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam (the Netherlands). He teaches music philosophy, sound studies, and artistic research at Leiden University (the Netherlands) and the Orpheus Institute Ghent (Belgium). He was a supervisor and part-time researcher at Lund University and the Malmö Academy of Music (Sweden) from 2006 to 2011. Cobussen thinks around sound and music. The results include several books, articles, book contributions, and an online dissertation, Deconstruction in Music . At home, he plays mostly free improvised music and experimental (Japanese) electronic music. Otherwise, he enjoys fitness, travelling, listening, and sleeping. Note: he only writes about music he appreciates (not reversible). He lives with wife, Ida, and daughters, Eva and Sarah, but loves rabbits, penguins, and camels as well. So far, he is quite satisfied with his life.

info & contact


Leiden University, NL


M.A.Cobussen [AT]

Some Notes on Artistic Research
Deconstruction in Music


Towards a Sonic Materialism
(in DARE 2015: the dark precursor )
keywords: material/ism, sound studies