Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Music

Dr Laura Anderson

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

School of Music, room 2.06

Office hours: Wednesday 9.00am-10.00am


Post-Doctoral Research Fellow on the project ‘The Professional Career and Output of Trevor Jones’.


Laura Anderson gained a BA in Music and French at Trinity College Dublin.  She completed her MMus in Historical Musicology and her PhD at Royal Holloway University of London.  She is currently Post-Doctoral Research Fellow on the project ‘The Professional Career and Output of Trevor Jones’.

Research Interests

  • Film Music
  • Sound Design
  • French Music


Modules to which I contribute:

Music Research Skills


Music in History and Culture

Music in Context



  • Cooper DG, Sapiro IP, Anderson L The Screen Music of Trevor Jones: Technology, Process, Production. (In preparation)

Journal articles

  • Anderson L (2015) “Musique concrète, French New Wave cinema, and Jean Cocteau's 'Le Testament d'Orphée' (1960)”, Twentieth-Century Music. 12.2: 197-224.
    DOI: 10.1017/S1478572215000031, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/89347/

  • Anderson L (2008) “French Influence on Pelham Humfrey’s Verse Anthems”, The Musicology Review.

Conference papers

  • Anderson L (2015) A Melodramatic Soundscape for a Theatrical Film: L’Aigle à deux têtes. Music, Intertextuality, and Inter-Art Forms in Third Republic France: Remembering Paul Dukas at 150

  • Cooper D, Sapiro I, Anderson L, Hall S (2015) 'A Very Smooth Transition into the Industry': Trevor Jones's Score for 'The Black Angel'. Music and the Moving Image

  • Anderson L (2014) Sonic Self-Reflection: Jean Cocteau's Soundscape for 'Le Testament d'Orphée'. Music and the Moving Image

  • Cooper DG, Sapiro, Anderson L, Hall S (2014) Sharing sonic space: the relationship between pre-existing and original music in Brassed Off and Notting Hill. Music and Screen Media Conference

  • Cooper DG, Sapiro, Anderson L, Hall S (2014) ‘Simple, Medium, and Shebang’: Trevor Jones and the Development of the Toolkit'. Music and the Moving Image IX


  • Anderson L (Grad Award) Film Sound Design. In Oxford Bibliographies in Cinema and Media Studies. Ed. Krin Gabbard.. New York: Oxford University Press.

PhD Thesis

The Poetry of Sound: Jean Cocteau, Film and Early Sound Design

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