Igor Contreras-Zubillaga


  • University of Huddersfield Queensgate Huddersfield HD1 3DH

    United Kingdom

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I am British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Huddersfield. I obtained my PhD from the École des hautes études en sciences sociales of Paris in 2017 with a dissertation on the Spanish musical avant-garde during Franco's dictatorship (Jury's Special Mention at the 'Prix de Thèse PSL en Sciences humaines et sociales', 2018). I have contributed several book chapters on this topic to collective volumes on 20th century Spanish music and culture, and have also published several articles in journals of musicology and history. I have co-edited three volumes titled Composing for the State: Music in Twentieth-Century Dictatorships (Routledge, 2016), À l'avant-garde! Art et politique dans les années 1960 et 1970 (Peter Lang, 2013), and Le son des rouages. Représentations des rapports homme-machine dans la musique du 20e siècle (Éditions Delatour France, 2011). I am co-founder and member of the Editorial Board of the electronic journal Transposition. Musique et sciences sociales (https://journals.openedition.org/transposition/) for which I have edited two issues: 'Musique et théorie queer/Music and Queer Theory' (nº 3, 2013) and, with Talia Bachir-Loopuyt, 'Musique, histoire, sociétés. Les études sur la musique à l'EHESS' (hors-série 1, 2018). My current research project concerns music and transition to democracy in post-Francoist Spain.

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Research Output 2007 2018

Composing for the Francoist Side in the Spanish Civil War

Contreras-Zubillaga, I., 2018, (Accepted/In press) Music and Spanish Civil War. Pérez Zalduondo, G. & Iglesias Iglesias, I. (eds.). Bern: Peter Lang Publishing Group

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Maneras de distinción, deseos de pertenencia: Dosier: ‘Nueva Música, sesenta años'

Contreras-Zubillaga, I., 2018, Scherzo, 344, p. 93-96 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Musique, histoire et société: les études sur la musique à l’EHESS

Bachir-Loopuyt, T. & Contreras-Zubillaga, I., 2018, In : Transposition. Musique et sciences sociales. Hors-série, 1, 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Open Access

Composing for the State: Music in Twentieth-Century Dictatorships

Buch, E. (ed.), Contreras-Zubillaga, I. (ed.) & Silva, M. D. (ed.), 2016, 1st ed. Abingdon: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. 234 p. (Musical Cultures of the Twentieth Century)

Research output: Book/ReportBook


Activities 2010 2019

Culture & International History VI

Igor Contreras-Zubillaga (Panelist)
7 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

Discussion of Readings

Igor Contreras-Zubillaga (Speaker)
18 Jan 201919 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Music and Democracy

Igor Contreras-Zubillaga (Organiser), Robert Adlington (Organiser)
21 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

Isabeline Music Biennial

Igor Contreras-Zubillaga (Member of programme committee)
20 Apr 201821 Apr 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

Contemporary Music Review (Journal)

Igor Contreras-Zubillaga (Reviewer)
2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication Peer-review