Marcel Cobussen

Marcel Cobussen wanted to become a professional soccer player. He did not succeed. Too bad. Now he is both a musician and a philosopher. He studied jazz piano at the Conservatory of Rotterdam, and Art and Cultural Studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam (the Netherlands). He teaches Music Philosophy, Sound Studies, and Artistic Research at Leiden University (the Netherlands) and the Orpheus Institute Ghent (Belgium). He has been a supervisor and part-time researcher at Lund University and the Malmö Academy of Music (Sweden) from 2006 till 2011.

Cobussen thinks around sound and music. Results: several books, articles, book contributions (see publications), and an online dissertation Deconstruction in Music.

At home, he plays mostly free improvised music and experimental (Japanese) electronic music. Otherwise, he enjoys fitness, traveling, listening, and sleeping. Note: he only writes about music he appreciates (not reversible). He lives with wife Ida and daughters Eva and Sarah, but loves rabbits, penguins, and camels as well.
So far, he is quite satisfied with his life.

Read and listen to an interview with Marcel Cobussen (in Dutch).

Email Marcel at MA.Cobussen [at]