Ragnhild Brøvig

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Ragnhild Brøvig is Professor in Popular Music Studies in the Department of Musicology, and in RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion, at the University of Oslo, Norway. She has published articles and book chapters on music production, digital media, remix- and mashup culture, rhythm and groove, and sound studies, and is the author of Parody in the Age of Remix: Mashup Creativity vs. the Takedown (forthcoming, MIT Press) and Digital Signatures: The Impact of Digitization on Popular Music Sound (with Anne Danielsen, MIT Press, 2016). She is currently leading a RCN-funded project on mashup music, internet platforms, and copyright regulation (MASHED), as well as a RITMO-project on Musical Fragmentation. She has previously been part of two research projects on rhythm at UiO (TIME and RADR).

Key competence and tutoring topics

  • Sampling and Remixing
  • Popular Music
  • Music Production
  • Music and Digital Technology
  • Rhythm and Groove
  • Sound Analysis
  • Cut-and-Paste and Glitch Aesthetics
  • Music and Internet Platforms
  • Sampling and Copyright Exceptions
  • Music and Humor, Parody and Politics
  • Music Aesthetics
  • Music and Culture
  • Music and Media

Current Research Activities

Principal investigator of MASHED: Mashup Music, Copyright, and Platform Regulation (RCN-FRIHUMSAM Young Research Talents). Project period: 2018–2021.

Project member of TIME: Timing and Sound in Musical Microrhythm (RCN-TOPPFORSK). Project period: 2016-2022.

Leader of the research project Musical Fragmentation at RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Rhythm, Time and Motion (RCN Centre of Excellence)

Tags: Popular music, Music technology, Music and media, music analysis, music history

Selected publications

Books and PhD thesis:

Brøvig, Ragnhild. Forthcoming 2023. Parody in the Age of Remix: Mashup Creativity vs. the Takedown. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Brøvig-Hanssen, Ragnhild, and Anne Danielsen. 2016. Digital Signatures: The Impact of Digitization on Popular Music Sound. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Brøvig-Hanssen, Ragnhild. 2013. Music in Bits and Bits of Music: Signatures of Digital Mediation in Popular Music Recordings. PhD diss., University of Oslo.


Articles and Book Chapters:

Brøvig, Ragnhild. 2022. “It Ain’t but One Kind of Blues”: Kid Koala’s Bluesy Embrace of the Fragmented. In Analyzing Recorded Music: Collected Perspectives, eds. William Moylan, Lori Burns, and Mike Alleyne. New York: Routledge.

Brøvig, Ragnhild, Bjørnar E. Sandvik, and Jon Marius Aareskjold-Drecker. 2022. Influence du traitement de plage dynamique sur le rythme perçu dans l’EDM. In L’Interaction dans la musique. Son, geste, dispositifs dans les musiques électroniques et électroacoustiques (Collection Aesthetica). Presses universitaires de Rennes. 

Brøvig-Hanssen, Ragnhild, Bjørnar E. Sandvik, Jon Marius Aareskjold-Drecker, and Anne Danielsen. 2021. The Organic Grid: Sound and Timing in Electronic Dance Music. Music Theory Spectrum 44/1.

Brøvig-Hanssen, Ragnhild, and Ellis Jones. 2021. Remix’s Retreat? The Impact of Platform Detection Procedures on Mashups New Music & Society. DOI: 10.1177/14614448211026059

Brøvig-Hanssen, Ragnhild, Bjørnar E. Sandvik, and Jon Marius Aareskjold-Drecker. 2020. Dynamic Range Processing’s Influence on Perceived Timing in Electronic Dance Music. Music Theory Online, 26/2. DOI: 10.30535/mto.26.2.3

Brøvig-Hanssen, Ragnhild, and Ellis Jones. 2020. Remiksens retrett? Innvirkningen av plattformers gjenkjenninsprosedyrer på mashups. Norsk medietidsskrift, 3/2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.18261/ISSN.0805-9535-2020-03-02

Brøvig-Hanssen, Ragnhild, and Ellis Jones. 2020. Detection Algorithms and their Implications for Participation: The Case of Mashups. AoIR SPIR (Selected Paper of Internet Research, the 21 Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers). DOI: https://doi.org/10.5210/spir.v2020i0.11181

Brøvig-Hanssen, Ragnhild and Aram Sinnreich. 2019. Do You Wanna Build a Wall? Remix Tactics in the Age of Trump. Popular Music and Society, 43/5: 535–549. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/03007766.2019.1650990

Brøvig-Hanssen, Ragnhild. 2019. Humor’s Role in Mashups and Remixes. In On Popular Music and Its Unruly Entanglements, eds. Nick Brae and Kai Arne Hansen, pp. 189–207. Palegrave Macmillan. 

Brøvig-Hanssen, Ragnhild. 2019. Mixing with Quotations: Mashups and Contextual Transformation. In The Art of Record Production: Creative Practice in the Studio, Volume 2, eds. Simon Zagorski-Thomas, Katia Isakoff, Sophie Stévance, and Serge Lacasse, pp. 50–65. Oxon/New York: Routledge.

Brøvig-Hanssen, Ragnhild. 2018. Listening To or Through Technology: Opaque and Transparent Mediation in Popular Music. In Critical Approaches to the Production of Music and Sound, eds. Samantha Bennett and Eliot Bates, pp. 195–210. New York/London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Brøvig-Hanssen, Ragnhild. 2018. Musical Recycling: Mashup Aesthetics and Authorship. AoIR SPIR (Selected Paper of Internet Research, the 17th Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers).

Brøvig-Hanssen, Ragnhild, and Anne Danielsen. 2017. Music Production: Recording Technologies and Acousmatic Lisetning. In Routledge Companion to Music Cognition, eds. Richard Ashley and Renee Timmers, pp. 191–201. New York: Routledge.

Brøvig-Hanssen, Ragnhild. 2016. Justin Bieber featuring Slipknot: Consumption as Mode of Production. In Music and Virtuality, eds. Sheila Whiteley and Shara Rambarran, pp. 266–81. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Brøvig-Hanssen, Ragnhild, and Anne Danielsen. 2013. The Naturalised and the Surreal: Changes in the Perception of Popular Music Sound. Organised Sound 18/1: 72–81. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1355771812000258

Brøvig-Hanssen, Ragnhild. 2013. The Magnetic Tape Recorder: Recording Aesthetics in the New Era of Schizophonia. In Material Culture and Electronic Sound, eds. Frode Weium and Tim Boon, pp. 131–57. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press/Rowman and Littlefield Publishers.

Brøvig-Hanssen, Ragnhild, and Paul Harkins. 2012. Contextual Incongruity and Musical Congruity: The Aesthetics and Humour in Mash-Ups. Popular Music 31/1: 87–104. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S026114301100047X

Brøvig-Hanssen, Ragnhild. 2010. Opaque Mediation: The Cut-and-Paste Groove in DJ Food’s “Break.” In Musical Rhythm in the Age of Digital Reproduction, ed. Anne Danielsen, pp. 159–75. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate.

Brøvig-Andersen, Ragnhild. 2007. “Musikk og mediering: Teknologi relatert til sound og groove i trip-hop-musikk.” MA thesis, Department of Musicology, University of Oslo.

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