Vincent Meelberg (1970) is senior lecturer and researcher at Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands, Department of Cultural Studies, and at the Academy for Creative and Performing Arts in Leiden and The Hague. He studied double bass at the Conservatoire of Rotterdam, and received his MA both in musicology and in philosophy at Utrecht University. He wrote his dissertation on the relation between narrativity and contemporary music at Leiden University, Department of Literary Studies. Vincent Meelberg has published in several journals and has contributed chapters to several edited books, both in English and Dutch. In addition, 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. Furthermore, he co-edited, together with Barry Truax and Marcel Cobussen, the Routledge Companion to Sounding Art (2017). He is founding editor of the online Journal of Sonic Studies. His current research focuses on the relation between sound, interaction, and creativity. Beside his academic activities he is active as a double bassist in several jazz groups, as well as a sound designer.