As an ethnomusicologist, Myranda specializes in the music of South Asia. Her doctoral research, based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork in Bangalore, explores Karnatak fusion music to understand the social, cultural, and economic opportunities and challenges that South Indian musicians face in an ever more “global” world. Her dissertation explores the ways fusion music provides musicians with unique forms of social, musical, and economic agency within Bangalore’s live music scene.
Myranda brings insights as a practicing musician and performer to her ethnomusicological fieldwork and research. Her research focuses on the interactions that take place between artists within concrete sites of music practice, such as live concerts, private lessons, rehearsals, recording sessions, and moments of spontaneous improvisation.