Vincent Meelberg

about the author

Vincent Meelberg is a senior lecturer and researcher at the Department of Cultural Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands and at the Academy for Creative and Performing Arts in Leiden and The Hague. He studied double bass at the Conservatoire of Rotterdam and received his MA both in musicology and in philosophy at Utrecht University. He wrote his dissertation on the relation between narrativity and contemporary music at the Department of Literary Studies, Leiden University. Meelberg has published books and articles about musical narrativity, musical affect, improvisation, and auditory culture, and is founding editor of the online Journal of Sonic Studies. His current research focuses on the relation between musical practices, interaction, and creativity. Beside his academic activities he is active as a double bassist in several jazz and improvisation ensembles as well as being a composer.

info & contact


Radboud University Nijmegen, NL, and Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Leiden and The Hague, NL


v.meelberg [AT]



Perform Now! Musical Performance as Affective, Disruptive Practice
(in DARE 2015: the dark precursor )
keywords: encounter, ethics, Heinrich von Kleist, improvisation, music performance