Emil Kraugerud

Doctoral Research Fellow - Department of Musicology
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Academic interests

  • Record production
  • Popular music
  • Intimacy in music
  • Sound analysis
  • Music technology


My doctoral project, "Intimacy in Popular Music Sound", deals with the production of acousmatic intimacy in recorded popular music. The aim of the project is to investigate how a sense of intimacy in recordings can be understood, how it is produced in the studio, and how it may contribute to the communication of various forms of meaning. Although the voice may be an immediate association when discussing intimacy in recorded music, this project also examines intimate representations of other sounds. The project considers many different approaches to the production of intimacy, and it makes use of different methodologies, including music analyses, and interviews with record producers, studio engineers and mix engineers.



  • PhD in popular music studies, University of Oslo (2021)
  • MPhil in musicology, University of Oslo (2014-2016)
  • BA in musicology, University of Oslo (2011-2014)
Tags: Popular Music, Music Production, Music Technology, Music Analysis
Published Aug. 14, 2017 11:04 AM - Last modified Aug. 25, 2021 4:15 PM