Gamble, S. (in preparation) How Music Empowers: Listening to Modern Rap and Metal. Abingdon: Routledge.
Gamble, S. (Jan 2019) Review of ‘Posthuman Rap. By Justin Adams Burton. New York: Oxford University Press. 2017. 155 pp. ISBN 978-0-19-023546-8’, Popular Music, 38(1), pp. 142–4. Available through Cambridge Core share here.
Gamble, S. (2018) ‘Listening to virtual space in recorded popular music’, in Rambarran, S. and Gullo, J. (eds.) Proceedings of the 2017 Art of Record Production Conference. Stockholm: Journal on the Art of Record Production and Royal College of Music, pp. 109–22.
‘Transcendence in modern metal listening’, Punk Scholars Network 5th Annual Conference/ISMMS, De Montfort University Leicester, Leicester, December 2018.
‘Rap Royalty: Investigating the online hip-hop mainstream’, Music and the Internet RMA/BFE Study Day, University of Oxford, December 2018.
‘Interpreting flow in 2010s rap music listening’, 54th Annual Conference of the Royal Musical Association, University of Bristol, September 2018.
Convenor & chair for ‘Theorising genre categorisation in contemporary popular music analysis’ panel, Crosstown Traffic: Popular Music Theory and Practice Conference, University of Huddersfield, September 2018.
‘From recorded sound to musical soundworld in popular music listening’, The 12th Art of Record Production Conference, RCM Stockholm, Sweden, December 2017.
‘Empowerment and embodiment in rap music’, International Association for the Study of Popular Music Conference 2017, University of Kassel, Germany, June 2017.
‘Community empowerment in postmillennial metal music’, Memory and Perception, Rich Mix Cultural Foundation, London, November 2016.
‘Empowerment in postmillennial metal and rap’, ‘Move On Up’ symposium, Kingston University, September 2016.
Invited chair for ‘Metal & Hip-Hop’ panel, IASPM UK & Ireland Biennial Conference, The Clarendon Centre, Brighton, September 2016.
‘The rap persona as a model of empowerment in Little Simz’s ‘Bars Simzson”, The Power of Hip Hop: Exchange, Rich Mix Cultural Foundation, London, July 2016.
‘Empowering sounds in post-millennial rap and metal’, The Sound of Research, TECHNE, Croydon, June 2016.
‘Breakdowns in metal music as mass catharsis’, Metal and Musicology, University of Hull, March 2016.
‘Storytelling personas in Kendrick Lamar’s ‘The Art of Peer Pressure”, BFE/RMA Research Students’ Conference 2016: Disciplines in Dialogue, Bangor University, January 2016.
‘Understanding space in recorded popular music’ exhibition, TECHNE (un)conference: Kinesis and Stasis, Barbican Centre, London, November 2015.
Invited participant at the International ‘Methods of Popular Music Analysis’ Summer School, University of Osnabrück, September 2015.
‘The rhythmic effects of stereo space in recorded popular music’, Second Westminster-Goldsmiths Symposium for Student Research in Popular Music, University of Westminster, June 2015.
Undergraduate & Postgraduate work:
‘Understanding space in recorded popular music’ (2015)
‘Storytelling in early 2010s rap’ (2015)
‘Metal Elements: aesthetics, form, and metre in music of the ‘djent’ scene’ (2014)
‘Contemporary folk practice: influence, variation, and illustration in three versions of the ballad ‘Lord Bateman” (2014)
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