Mr Douglas Knight

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  • Julie Brown First/primary/lead supervisor

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Personal profile

Douglas Knight is currently beginning work on his PhD ‘From the Ascetic to the Aesthetic: Classical Music in Non-Classical Cinema’. The thesis will examine the sonic use and representation of classical music in arthouse cinema in the latter half of the twentieth century. It shall encompass films by directors such as Robert Bresson, Andrei Tarkovsky, Jean-Luc Godard, Michael Haneke and Gaspar Noé. Douglas holds an MSt in Musicology from the University of Oxford, where he read Music as an undergraduate. He is an Associate of the Royal College of Organists and was an organ scholar at Somerville College, Oxford (2010-2013). His wider research interests include film music theory, the use of pre-existent music in cinema, musical analysis and the chamber music of Johannes Brahms.

Educational background

BA dissertation title: ‘Composing by Numbers: Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante (K.364), Michael Nyman and the postmodern cinema of Peter Greenaway’.

MSt dissertation title: 'Strains of Dystopia? Classical Music and the Soundtracks of New Extremist Cinema'.

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