Catherine Laws is a musicologist and pianist. She is a Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of York and a Senior Artistic Research Fellow at the Orpheus Institute, Ghent. As a performer Catherine specializes in contemporary music, often working collaboratively with composers. Her current practice-led research is concerned with embodiment and subjectivity in contemporary performance. Much of her musicological work examines the relationship between music, language and meaning, with a particular focus on the musicality of Beckett’s work and composers’ responses to it. She has published many articles in this field, and her book, Headaches Among the Overtones: Music in Beckett/ Beckett in Music, came out in 2013 (Editions Rodopi).