Giorgio Biancorosso is Associate Professor of Music and Director of the Society of Fellows in the Humanities, The University of Hong Kong. He is the author of Situated Listening: The Sound of Absorption in Classical Cinema (Oxford University Press, 2016) and is presently working on a monograph on music and parody in Hong Kong cinema. His work on the history and theory of listening practices reflects a long-standing interest in musical aesthetics, film music, and the history of global cinema.
Biancorosso studied music history and film studies at the University of Rome and King’s College, London, before moving to Princeton University, where he obtained a PhD in musicology in 2001. Having taught at Northwestern University in 2000-01, in 2001-2003 he was a Mellon Fellow in Music at the Society of Fellows at Columbia University. Aside from film music, film criticism, and musical aesthetics, his interests include musical dramaturgy and the psychology of music.
Biancorosso is also active in Hong Kong as a programmer and curator. He is the Chairman of the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble and a member of the Programme Committee of the Hong Kong Arts Festival.