Sophie Mallett − MA Sound Arts
Now an associate of artist studios and study programme Open School East, Sophie is a graduate of MA Sound Arts at London College of Communication. She was drawn to the course because of the approach of Course Tutor Dr Salomé Voegelin.
What did you study at LCC and what year did you graduate?
I graduated from MA Sound Arts in 2013
What made you want to study Sound Arts?
I was looking for a critical and creative arts masters that would allow me to realise a particular project I’d been working towards and take me in a new direction. It was the amazing approach of Dr Salomé Voegelin that made me decide on the Sound Arts MA and LCC.
What was the best part of Sound Arts at LCC?
The best part of the MA is the unique space it offers to really interrogate the conceptual and aesthetic boundaries of Sound Art. It doesn’t shy away from the political and the staff actively encourage students to question their motives and practices.
Where are you from in the world?
I have dual citizenship – I’m both Australian and British
What are you working at the moment?
Right now I’m an associate at Open School East, which is an artists’ studios and study programme. I’m using my time as an associate to develop a number of new works that use sound art in collaborative ways.
I also host a weekly show on Resonance FM called Sonic Blind Dates and am working towards Project Radio - a residency in Leeds that coincides with the British Art Show later this year.
Name three things you couldn't be creative without:
I couldn’t be creative without an amazing group of peers or a sense of humour.
What piece of advice would you give to new students?
Be generous and critical at the same time. What you get out of the course is entirely determined by you and your own involvement.