Thokozani Mhlambi is a South African musicologist shifting between diverse creative genres, from classical music to sound art and display. In his research, he is constantly looking for fresh ways of understanding 'ordinary' phenomena. His doctoral focus is a 1940s archive of early black radio broadcasting in Zulu. It fuses elements of critical theory and Africanist thought/philosophy with insights from the field of music scholarship. He likes provoking human thought and emotion in all his work, through performance, sound, object display and the probing of 'different' theoretical ideas.