Dr Salomé Voegelin
Salomé Voegelin is a Reader in Sound Arts, she is an artist and writer engaged in listening and hearing as a socio-political practice of sound. She is the author of Listening to Noise and Silence: Towards a Philosophy of Sound Art, Continuum, NY, 2010, and Sonic Possible Worlds: Hearing the Continuum of Sound, Bloomsbury, 2014. Other recent writings include ‘Sound Words and Sonic Fictions: Writing the Ephemeral’ for the forthcoming Routledge Companion to Sounding Art, 'Klangkunst als öffentliche Kunst’, in Labor Mühlheim Künstlerisches Forschen in Feldern zwischen Prekarität und Kreativität, Jovis Verlag: Berlin, 2015, and Sound Walking the Museum: A Sonic Journey through the Visual Display’, in the The Multisensory Museum, Alta Mira Press, 2014.
Voegelin’s work on listening and writing brings the philosophy of sound to a participatory engagement: her blog www.soundwords.tumblr.com is the template for a participatory public listening and writing, and while her life performances and radio shows ora: voyages into listening and writing, (with Daniela Cascella) encourage a shared hearing and listening between sound and text (www.ora2013.wordpress.com), the monthly events Points of Listening, co-convened with Mark Peter Wright, (www.pointsoflistening.wordpress.com), engage in collective and solitary listening across London.
Voegelin’s sound arts practice involves compositions produced by her self and in collaboration with David Mollin. While her solo work focuses on the small and slight, unseen performances and moments that almost fail to happen, her collaborative work has a more conceptual basis, establishing through words and sounds conversations and reconfigurations of relationships and realities. Voegelin and Mollin’s multi-channel compositions and text-sound works have been exhibited among others at the Bregenz Kunstverein, Austria, Artisphere in Washington, DC, at Lydgalleriet in Bergen, Norway and Kunst Raum Riehen, Basel, Switzerland.