Gina Emerson is a researcher and writer on contemporary music, based in Berlin.
She is a PhD candidate in Music at the Institute for Cultural Innovation Research (IKI) at Hamburg University of Music and Drama. She has been working with the Ulysses Network since November 2016 and is writing her doctoral thesis, ‘Receiving the Contemporary: Investigating Audiences for Contemporary Classical Music’, as part of the Network’s Audience Research project. For this, she is conducting audience surveys at twelve contemporary classical music concerts from a range of institutions across Europe, including IRCAM, the Darmstadt Summer Course for New Music, Snape Maltings and the Ultima Festival.
Prior to this, she was a Research Associate with the 3DMIN (Design, Development and Dissemination of New Musical Instruments) project at the Technical University of Berlin. She holds an MA in Musicology from the Humboldt University of Berlin and BA in Music from the University of Oxford. Her research interests include 20th/21st century art music, empirical aesthetics, audiovisual music perception and the reception of contemporary music and new music technologies.