Prof. Dr. Lars-Christian Koch is head of the department of ethnomusicology and Berlin Phonogram Archive at the Museum of Ethnology in Berlin. He is also professor of ethnomusicology at the University of Cologne and honorary professor of ethnomusicology at the University of the Arts in Berlin. He was guest professor at the University of Vienna and at the University of Chicago.
Koch has conducted field work in India and South Korea. His research focuses on the theory and practise of North Indian Raga music and organology, with a special focus on instrument manufacturing, Buddhist music, popular music and urban culture, historical recordings, and music archaeology.