Dr Goffredo Plastino
Reader in Ethnomusicology

  • Email: goffredo.plastino@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3578
  • Address: International Centre for Music Studies
    School of Arts and Cultures
    room 2.11, 18 Windsor Terrace
    Newcastle University
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE1 7RU

Background

Goffredo Plastino graduated in Ethnomusicology from University of Rome "La Sapienza" in 1987 (where he studied with Diego Carpitella), and completed his PhD in Socio-Anthropological Sciences at the same university, in 1993. He has also received a Diplôme D'Études Approfondies in Social Anthropology and Ethnology at the l'École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales of Paris, in 1992.

Dr Plastino has undertaken fieldwork in Southern Italy and Spain, and has published on ethnomusicology, popular music, organology, jazz, and photography.



Qualifications


* PhD in Ethno-Anthropological Sciences at University of Rome “La Sapienza” (1993)

* Diplôme D’Études Approfondies in Social Anthropology and Ethnology, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris (1992)

* Firts Class Degree in Ethnomusicology, University of Rome “La Sapienza" (1987)



Professional associations roles


* Chair of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (http://www.iaspm.net)



Editorial roles


* Coeditor of the Routledge Global Popular Music Series (http://www.globalpopularmusic.net)

* Editor (1997-2005) of Italian Treasury in the Alan Lomax Collection (Rounder Records), an annotated compact disc series culled from a previously unedited collection of recordings made in Italy in 1954-55 by Alan Lomax, with Diego Carpitella

Research Interests

* Mediterranean folk and popular musics

* Neapolitan Song

* Folk revival

* World jazz

* Progressive rock (mainly Italian rock progressivo)

* Organology

* Field recordings

* Music and literature



Current research


* Neapolitan Song, classic and contemporary

* The revival of the Calabrian lira


Other Expertise

* Photography

Undergraduate teaching

* Ethnomusicology

* Organology

* Mediterranean Musics


Postgraduate teaching

* Advanced Studies in Ethnomusicology