Daniel Grimley is Professor of Music at the University of Oxford and Principal Investigator for the project. His research is concerned with music, landscape, and cultural geography, with particular reference to Scandinavian music and early twentieth-century English music. Drawing widely on analytical, historical and critical theoretical models, Dan’s writing examines landscape both as a medium of representation or description and as a mode of embodiment or performance. His work is concerned with the ways in which particular landscapes shape our responses to music and sound, and equally the extent to which our sense of landscape and environment responds to patterns or fields of acoustic perception. Dan’s first monograph, Grieg: Music, Landscape and Norwegian Identity (Boydell and Brewer , 2006), developed a critical reappraisal of cultural nationalism through analysis of the role which music and landscape played in the formation of Norwegian identity in the nineteenth century. His second monograph, on Carl Nielsen, considers landscape as part of a complex engagement with musical modernism, in dialogue with received traditions of identity, structure and narrative.