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Durham University



Dr Samuel Horlor

Teaching Assistant in the Department of Music

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Samuel Horlor teaches in the Music Department in ethnomusicology and popular music studies. His doctoral work with the thesis Community in Chinese Street Music: Sound, Song and Social Life was completed in 2016, and he was an Early Career Fellow 2016-17 at the Institute of Musical Research.

Samuel’s recent work includes articles published in Ethnomusicology Forum, Asian Music and Journal of World Popular Music, and a co-edited issue of the journal Musicology Research on the theme of Geography, Music, Space.

He is also administrator for the Michael Ramsey Centre for Anglican Studies in Durham's Department of Theology and Religion.

Research Interests

  • Ethnomusicology
  • Popular music studies
  • Chinese music
  • Street performance
  • Sound and space


Book review

Edited Journal

Journal Article