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Mr Joseph Manghan 

Postgraduate research student

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Joseph Manghan is a Postgraduate research student for Music at the University of Southampton.

I began my interminable journey at the University of Southampton in 2011, studying for a BA in Music, where my initial interests were in piano and percussion performance. However, over the course of this undergrad, my attention gradually shifted towards composition, which remained my focus throughout my postgraduate life. I decided to continue on in Southampton and pursue an MMus, and then an MPhil/PhD, because of my love for both the city and the Music Department. Fast forward to 2019, I am now in the final stages of completing my PhD research.

Research interests

My research has developed techniques for enabling a crowd to collectively compose music together. This has largely taken the form of live workshops, where audiences vote to make decisions that develop a new musical material. Fundamentally, I have been exploring conditions that make these experiences meaningful for participants, and whether there are any distinctions between a ‘collective agency’ and a more conventional ‘sole author agency’.

Mr Joseph Manghan
Music Department
Building 2
University of Southampton
SO17 1BJ
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