Noel Lobley

[Draft Bio]

Noel Lobley, Assistant Professor, Department of Music, is an ethnomusicologist, sound curator and artist who works across the disciplines of music, anthropology, composition and sound studies to curate an ongoing series of experiential sound installations and remix projects designed to link major ethnographic collections from across sub-Saharan Africa with local and indigenous communities. He works closely with the International Library of African Music (ILAM) – the world’s largest archive of music from sub-Saharan Africa – in Grahamstown/ Makhanda in the Eastern Cape of South Africa to develop equitable and sustainable methods to curate recorded sonic heritage together with local Xhosa communities and their own musical, educational and heritage initiatives.