Matilde Meireles

United Kingdom (residence), Portugal (citizenship)
research interests: Extended listening, Multi-sensoriality in sound, Physicality of the virtual, Participation and collaboration in Sound Art, Documentation as a creative tool, field recording, Walking, place-making, and mapping, Micro and extra-human sound
affiliation: University of Oxford

Matilde Meirele 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 a ways to encounter and articulate multiple experiences of the world. She presents works in the form of concerts, installations, physical and digital releases and community-based projects.


Her work often highlights collaboration and participation as catalysts for a shared understanding of place, developing project-based or long-term collaborations. Matilde is also part of OSSO Colectivo, an interdisciplinary collective based in Portugal.


She 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).


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