Samuel Chan is a musicologist, writer, and thinking partner in New York, with interests in transpacific sound/media studies, critical university studies, and gastromusicology. He has presented his work on sonic failure, musical hatred, and digital circulation at Music Archive Finland and the Universities of Michigan, Minnesota, and Hong Kong. With Sarah Hankins, Suzanne Thorpe, and Juan David Rubio Restrepo, he has organized Sonic Fluidities (2018), a sound studies conference featuring keynotes by George Lewis, Clara Latham, Roshanak Kheshti, and David Kirsh. He currently serves as Associate Editor at SEM Student News and an admin at Decolonizing Ethnomusicology.
Chan is a PhD student and Henry MacCracken Fellow in Ethnomusicology at New York University. He received his MA in Music/Integrative Studies (2018) from UC San Diego, where his thesis, Frivolous Discords, explored the politics of musical aversion, public dancing, and vocal timbre through viral memes in contemporary Hong Kong. He received his BA in Music (2016) with First Class Honors from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he was awarded the Bernard van Zuiden Music Prize for graduating top of class. His studies were fully supported by the Hong Kong Government, the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund, and the Kunkle and Pommerenke Fund.
Email: samuelchtextspan.space[email protected]textspan.spaceyu.edu