Charles Fairchild's work is primarily concerned with the cultural and material mediation of music. His books and articles examine how institutions and organisations shape the ways people consume and make meaning from music. Most recently, he has completed a study of how music presenters at community radio stations in Australia use music to construct distinct kinds of social relationships. Fairchild has also examined how the circulation of music through film, television, radio and digital music cultures creates varied and constantly evolving contexts through which the experience and meaning of music is formed.
Associate Professor of Popular Music