Vincent Meelberg is lecturer at Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands, Department of Cultural Studies, and researcher and lecturer at the Academy for Creative and Performing Arts in Leiden and The Hague. He has written several books: New Sounds, New Stories: Narrativity in Contemporary Music, which was published in 2006 by Leiden University Press, Meer dan ontspanning alleen: Over het belang van muziek [More than Mere Entertainment: On the Importance of Music] (co-authors Roger Scruton and Martin Hoondert), published by Damon, and Kernthema’s in het muziekonderzoek [Key Themes in Music Studies], published by Boom in 2010. He is founding editor of the online Journal of Sonic Studies. His current research focuses on the relation between musical listening, playing, embodiment, and affect. Beside his academic activities he is active as a double bassist in several jazz groups, as well as a composer.