Trinity College Dublin


Columbia University

  • (2019) Ph.D. Music Theory.
  • (2017) M.Phil Music Theory
  • (2015) M.A. Music Theory

Trinity College Dublin

  • (2013) B.A. (Mod.) Music and Mathematics (Styled M.A. (Dubl.) as of April 2020)


  • Eamonn Bell, “Hacking Jeff Minter’s Virtual Light Machine: Unpacking the code and community behind an early software-based music visualizer” in Volume!: La revue des musiques populaires 2019/2 (16:1), Special issue on Music and Hacking, November 2019. [publisher link] [open access (from 1/2023) 🔓]
  • Eamonn Bell and Laurent Pugin, “Learning to extract handwritten annotations from digitized images of musical scores,” in International Journal on Digital Libraries, Special issue on Digital Libraries for Musicology, July 2018. [publisher free-to-view link 🔓] [doi]


  • “Choosing, using, and building effective software tools for research with symbolic music corpora” in The Oxford Handbook of Music and Corpus Studies. Edited by Daniel Shanahan, Ashley Burgoyne, and Ian Quinn. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.


As Guest

As Host

  • Interview with Mack Hagood, author of Hush: Media and Sonic Self-Control (2019) for New Books Network (ed. Marshall Poe)/New Books in Music. 12 August 2020. [podcast]
  • Interview with Rachel Mundy, author of Animal Musicalities: Birds, Beasts, and Evolutionary Listening (2018) for New Books Network (ed. Marshall Poe)/New Books in Music. 7 July 2020. [podcast]
  • Interview with Nick Prior, author of Popular Music, Digital Technology and Society (2018) for New Books Network (ed. Marshall Poe)/New Books in Music. 18 May 2020. [podcast]
  • Interview with Thor Magnusson, author of Sonic Writing: Technologies of Material, Symbolic, and Signal Inscriptions (2019) for New Books Network (ed. Marshall Poe)/New Books in Music. 15 April 2020. [podcast]





Columbia University (New York, NY)

Other activities

  • Conference program, Women Music Power (2015) [pdf]
  • Conference program, Current Musicology 50th Anniversary Conference (2015) [pdf]
  • Conference program, Columbia Music Scholarship Conference 2014 [pdf]
  • Student journal, Writings About Music (Trinity College Dublin), 1/1 (2012) [pdf]


  • Center for Science and Society, “Seed Grant Spotlight: Eamonn Bell and Katy Ilonka Gero” (11 October 2018) [live]
  • Columbia Spectator, “Early Music conference strives to preserve tradition in digital age” (23 October 2014) [live] [archive] (with Russell O’Rourke)
  •, “This great infographic explains how TDs use Twitter” (30 July 2013) [live] [archive] Other outlets: [] []