Liam Cagney is Visiting Lecturer at the School of Music, University College Dublin. He recently completed a PhD at City University London, supervised by Ian Pace, on the historical background to the emergence of French spectral music, with a particular focus on the music of Gérard Grisey. He is currently writing a book chapter on Music in Ireland Since 2000 and a chapter on Tristan Murail for the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Spectral Music. He also writes fiction, and as a music journalist he is a regular contributor to Gramophone, Opera, Sinfini, and Music and Literature, among other publications.
Stephen Graham is Lecturer in Music in the Department of Music at Goldsmiths, University of London, where his teaching ranges across 20th and 21st century music. His book Sounds of the Underground, developed from his 2008-2012 PhD at Goldsmiths, was published by University of Michigan Press April 2016. Stephen recently competed a chapter on Popular Modernism for Ashgate, and an article on X Factor for Popular Music. Stephen’s article on Justin Timberlake, ‘Two Part Complementary Forms: Groove, Extension and Maturity in 21st Century Pop Music’ was published in American Music in 2015. In his semi-former life as a music critic, Stephen wrote for Musical Criticism, Journal of Music, Rock-A-Rolla, the Quietus, and he still writes reviews for Tempo. My Academia.edu page.