A listener, writer, researcher and sound artist, my interest is in hearing perspectives in personal and urban sound space, site specific works, and audio culture. I studied music and philosophy as an undergraduate at Bard College, NY and completed a Sound Studies masters degree at the UdK (University of Arts) in Berlin. There, I specialized in Auditory Culture under Sabine Sanio and Experimental Sound Installation under Sam Auinger.
I recently completed my PhD, “Listening Practices for Urban Sound Space in Belfast” at SARC (Sonic Arts Research Centre) at Queen’s University in Belfast, with Recomposing the City, a research group led by Gascia Ouzounian and Sarah Lappin. My project used methods drawn from sound studies and sonic arts, such as conversational soundwalks, to explore inhabitants’ sonic experience of Belfast City with an ear toward potentials of urban sound planning.
I have been active in numerous musical and performance groups over the years, such as UMBRELLA, a sound art collective, and HIVE choir in Belfast, playing violin, voice, or objects in various contexts.