Dr Matilde Meireles

Matilde Meireles 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).

Matilde 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 ways to encounter and articulate multiple experiences of the world. She presents works in the form of concerts, installations, releases and community-based projects. Matilde’s work often highlights collaboration and participation as catalysts for a shared understanding of place, developing project-based or long-term collaborations.

Meireles, M. (2021). MILL~MMXXI [online project]. Lisbon: Culturgest (June 15), https://www.culturgest.pt/en/whats-on/matilde-meireles-millmmxxi/

Meireles, M. (2020). Useful Constraints [solo album]. Belfast, Munich: Tone Burst (December 4), https://toneburst.bandcamp.com/album/useful-constraints

Meireles, M. (2020). Sunnyside [solo album]. Porto: Crónica Electrónica (June 30). https://cronica.bandcamp.com/album/sunnyside

Meireles, Matilde, Alvim, D. (2020) Campo Próximo [site-reactive concert]. Lisbon: Lisboa Soa Festival. http://matildemeireles.com/portfolio/cp3

Aaron Einbond, Meireles, M., Yarn/Wire. (2019). London Scenes [Recorded by Aaron Einbond and Matilde Meireles]. On Cities [album]. London: multi.modal. https://nmc-recordings.myshopify.com/collections/all?tab=products&sort_by=sales_amount&page=1&rb_label=multimodal

Meireles, M. (2018). Wunderkammer [solo concert]. On Rainy Days Music Festival. Luxembourg: Luxembourg Philharmonie.

Drakaki, Chrysoula, Meireles, M. (2018). Constructing a River [album/book]. Oxford: Optophono, https://optophono.bandcamp.com/album/constructing-a-river

Rebelo, Pedro, Meireles, Matilde, Iñigo, S. (2018). Behind a performance: Tufo of Mafalala [site-specific immersive installation]. Maputo:  Camões – Centro Cultural Português.

Meireles, M. (2018). Extended Phonography: Experiencing place through sound, a multi-sensorial approach. Organised Sound, 23(1), 101-111. doi:10.1017/S1355771817000322

Meireles, M., & Alvim, D. (2017). Trigger Place – A Game of Sound and Architecture. Journal of Artistic Research, (14). https://doi.org/10.22501/jar.309117

Meireles, M. (2015). Moving Still: 1910 Avenida Atlântica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [site-specific immersive installation]. On The Present Instant [exhibition]. Belfast: Platform Arts Gallery.

Meireles, M. (2014). Extended Phonography: the Intertwining of Soundscape and Landscape. In R. Castro, and M. Carvalhais (Ed.), Invisible Places / Sounding Cities. Sound Urbanism and Sense of Place (pp. 652–651).

Meireles, M., & Alvim, D. (2014). Play [site-specific immersive installation]. On Belfast International Arts Festival. Belfast: Physical Education Centre, Squash Courts building.

Meireles, M. (2013–2019). X Marks the Spot [augmented durational soundmap]. Belfast: http://xmsbelfast.com

Extended listening; Multi-sensoriality in sound; Walking, place-making, and mapping; Physicality of the virtual; Documentation as a creative tool; Micro and extra-human sound; Participation and collaboration in Sound Art.