Welcome to the website of Belgium-based musicologist Marina Sudo.

My research interests include a wide range of 20th- and 21st-century music, serial and post-serial compositional techniques, sketch studies, electroacoustic music and musical listening as an analytical approach. I completed my first degree and master’s in musicology at Tokyo University of the Arts. In 2015 I moved to Basel and subsequently to Nice to conduct a study of manuscript sketches and scores of Pierre Boulez. In 2017 I started a PhD at the University of Leuven. In my PhD project I investigated the constructive force of noise in contemporary music. In 2020 I won Musicologica Austriaca’s Best Paper Award for my article “Listening to Noise and Listening to Oneself: An Analysis of Peter Ablinger’s Orgel und Rauschen” and in the same year my article on Boulez was published in Music Analysis. I have also contributed chapters in several musicological books. In 2021 I completed my dissertation: The Nature of Noise: An Aural Analytical Inquiry of Noise in Contemporary Musical Practice: Xenakis, Lachenmann, Ablinger and Merzbow. In 2022 I was awarded the Mgr. Renaat Lenaerts-prijs for my PhD dissertation by the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts (KVAB). I am currently working as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Leuven. In my postdoc project I examine the possibility of a new form of musical analysis for contemporary repertoire in which score-oriented and sound-based aural analyses are combined.