Matilde Meireles holds a PhD in Sonic Arts from the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen’s University Belfast, and is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher Fellow at University of Oxford in the project ‘Sonorous Cities: Towards a Sonic Urbanism’ (SONCITIES).
Matilde is a recordist, sound artist, and researcher who makes use of field recordings to compose site-oriented projects. Her projects often have a multi-sensorial and holistic approach to ‘site’ which draws from her studies and experience in areas such as field-recording, site-specific visual arts and design. In her work, Matilde investigates the potential of listening across the human spectrum, as well as extra-human sound, as ways to encounter and articulate multiple experiences of the world. She presents works in the form of concerts, installations, releases and community-based projects. Matilde’s work often highlights collaboration and participation as catalysts for a shared understanding of place, developing project-based or long-term collaborations.
About the series:
The Colloquia feature leading figures, as well as younger scholars, from across the world. They present their research in papers on all kinds of music-related topics. Graduate students Stephanie Shon and Francis Bertschinger organise the series. Presentations are followed by discussion and a drinks reception. Students, staff and the general public are warmly encouraged to attend. Free and open to all.