Reader in Ethnomusicology and Director of the Asian Music Unit (AsMU) in the Music Department, Goldsmiths, University of London.

At Goldsmiths, he set up the filmmaking course “Ethnographic Film and Music Research” as part of the MA in Music. His publications include the film Hanoi Eclipse: The Music of Dai Lam Linh, (DER 2010), the monograph Songs for the Spirits: Music and Mediums in Modern Vietnam (Illinois 2009), and two coedited books Music as Heritage (Routledge 2018) and Music and Protest in 1968 (Cambridge 2013), which won the American Musicology Society’s 2014 Ruth A. Solie Award.