Eliot Bates

The Graduate Center, CUNY

Eliot Bates is an Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. He is an ethnomusicologist and technology studies scholar who researches recording production and the social lives of musical instruments and studio technologies. A UC Berkeley graduate and ACLS New Faculty Fellow. He has authored two books: Digital Tradition: Arrangement and Labor in Istanbul’s Recording Studio Culture (OUP, 2016), and Music in Turkey: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture (OUP, 2011), and with Samantha Bennett coedited Critical Approaches to the Production of Music and Sound (Bloomsbury, 2018). He has contributed to over 80 albums and film scores as an engineer, producer, composer and/or studio musician, and is currently a producer of livestreaming events for the New York Modular Society.