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Salim Yavuz

Salim Yavus

M Selim Yavuz finished his undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Engineering at Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey. Yavuz focussed on English Renaissance music and the sacred works and lute songs of John Dowland for his historical musicology master’s degree at Istanbul Technical University. He continued his studies with a master of music degree from Royal Holloway, University of London. With this ethnomusicology degree, Yavuz conducted research on the musical representations of death and suicide in depressive suicidal black metal (DSBM). The dissertation focussed mostly on the lyrical content of DSBM songs alongside the style’s historical background. He is currently at the final stages of his PhD degree in music at Leeds Beckett University, School of Film, Music and Performing Arts. His PhD research concentrates on the genealogy of British death/doom metal music world and the effects this musical style has on the participants of this music world. This dissertation traces the history of the style through historical, musical, and ethnographic lenses using Paradise Lost, My Dying Bride, and Anathema as cases. Yavuz’s general research interests include 17th- and 18th-century European music, digital musicological methods, extreme metal music and embodiment, and music and death. He can be contacted via his website.

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