Marco Ladd (2013) is a PhD student in music history. Originally from Edinburgh in the UK, he obtained a BA in Music and an MPhil in Music Studies (with Distinction) from the University of Cambridge. Building on a background in opera studies, Marco’s dissertation considers the problem of audiovisual synchronization in early twentieth-century Italy. His project illuminates the complex relations between musical multimedia of the time (principally opera and film) and contemporary discourse on modernism and modernity. Marco is a lapsed pianist and a keen choral singer; beyond music, he enjoys spending too much time cooking.