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Dr Salome Voegelin

Professor of Sound
London College of Communication
Researcher Research
Salome  Voegelin


Salomé Voegelin is an artist, writer and researcher engaged in listening as a socio-political practice of sound. Her work and writing deal with sound, the world sound makes: its aesthetic, social and political realities that are hidden by the persuasiveness of a visual point of view. She pursues sound studies as a transversal study able to deal with the complex interdependencies of a connected world. Her essays and text-scores are written for performance and publication. Books include Listening to Noise and Silence (2010), The Political Possibility of Sound (2018) and Sonic Possible Worlds (2014/21). Her forthcoming book Uncurating Sound: Knowledge with Voice and Hands (2022) foregrounds the perfidy of norms and engages in the curatorial as a colonial knowledge project, whose economy of exploitation draws a straight line from Enlightenment’s desire for objectivity, through sugar, cotton and tobacco, via lives lost and money made to the violence of contemporary art.
Voegelin’s work brings the philosophy of sound to a participatory engagement: She co-convenes Points of Listening with Mark Peter Wright This series of monthly events runs since 2014 and engages in collective listening and communal sound making. As an artist Voegelin works collaboratively with David Mollin, Mollin+Voegelin, in a practice that engages words, things and sound and focuses on invisible connections, transient behaviour and unseen rituals.
Voegelin is a Professor of Sound art the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, UK. She is the PI (principle investigator) of Listening across DisciplinesII, LxDII, a research project that systematically investigates the potential of listening as a legitimate and reliable methodology for research across the arts and humanities, science, social science and technology, and leads the Sounding Knowledge Network, which conducts a multidisciplinary investigation of auditory teaching and learning. Both projects are funded by the AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council), UK.,,, @soundwords_sv