Dr Matilde Meireles

Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the ECR-funded "Sonorous Cities: Towards a Sonic Urbanism” research project (SONCITIES).

PhD Sonic Arts, Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen’s University Belfast


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.


Matilde Meireles 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 a ways to encounter and articulate multiple experiences of the world. She presents works in the form of concerts, installations, physical and digital releases and community-based projects.

Recent Publications






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




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

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