From G. Ouzounian and S. Lappin, 'Soundspace: A Manifesto' (2014). Illustration by  Ryan O'Reilly , Rinky Design ©2014.

From G. Ouzounian and S. Lappin, 'Soundspace: A Manifesto' (2014). Illustration by Ryan O'Reilly, Rinky Design ©2014.


Catalogue of Sound Maps, 1997–2018 by Conor McCafferty (2019)


Ouzounian, G. Forthcoming 2020. Stereophonica: Sound and Space after 1850. The MIT Press.

Ouzounian, G. Forthcoming 2019. “The Sonic Undercommons: Sound Art in Black Radical Arts Traditions.” Oxford Handbook of Sound Art (eds. J. Grant, D. Prior, J. Matthias). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Flügge, E. 2018. "Silent Sonorities and unsound acts." Sound Studies. Routledge. DOI: 10.1080/20551940.2018.1516280

Lappin, S. and Walker, U. 2018. "A vigorous corrective: the Ulster '71 festival in Northern Ireland, UK." Architecture, Festival and the City (eds. Jemma Browne, Christian Frost and Ray Lucas). London: Routeldge, pp. 172-188.

Meireles, M. and Draraki, C. 2018. Constructing a River. Composition, booklet & postcards. Co-produced by Optophono and Recomposing the City.

Lappin, S., Ouzounian, G. and O'Grady, R. 2018. The Sound-Considered-City: An Advice Note for Decision-Makers

Flügge, E. 2017. “Soundly Planning – Listening Practically to (Belfast) Sound Spaces.” Invisible Places 2017: Conference Proceedings, 385-395.

Ouzounian, G. 2017. Guest Editor. Evental Aesthetics Vol. 6 Issue 1. Sound Art and Environment.

Meireles, M. and Alvim, D. 2017. "Trigger Place - A Game of Sound and Research." Journal for Artistic Research, 14. 

Ouzounian, G. and Lappin, S. Guest co-editors. 2016. Journal of Sonic Studies 11. Recomposing the City: New Directions in Urban Sound Art.

O'Grady, R., Lappin, S. and Ouzounian, G. 2016. “Planning for Healthy Acoustic Environments.” Briefing Paper for Belfast City Council.

Lappin, S., (ed.), Delaney, M. and Gorman. A. 2015. Studio Craft and Technique. London: Laurence King Publishers.

Flügge, E. 2014. “The Mobile Solo Auditor: Personalization and Located Listening.” Leonardo Music Journal, LMJ 24, 36-37.

Ouzounian, G and Lappin, S. 2014. 'Soundspace: A Manifesto.' Journal of Architecture & Culture 2(3): 305-316.

Flügge, E. “Neu Gespielt und Neu Gehört” (trans. G. Gronemeyer) MusikTexte: Zeitschrift für Neue Musik, Nr 142, 86-87 

Ouzounian, G. 2014. ‘Acoustic Mapping: Notes from the Interface’ in The Acoustic City (eds. Matthew Gandy and Benny Nilsen). Berlin: Jovis.

Ouzounian, G. 2014. ‘Sound Art’, Oxford Encyclopedia of Aesthetics. Oxford University Press.

Ouzounian G and Papalexandri-Alexandri M. 2014. 'Correspondences'. Current Musicology, Special Issue 'Experimental Writing on Music', ed. D. Gutkin. 

Ouzounian, G (2013). 'Recomposing the City: A Survey of Recent Sound Art in Belfast'Leonardo Music Journal. LMJ 23: 47-54. 

Ouzounian, G (2013). 'Sound Installation Art: From Spatial Poetics to Politics' in Georgina Born (ed.), Music, Sound and Space: Transformations of Public and Private ExperienceCambridge: Cambridge University Press: 73-89. 



McCafferty, Conor. In progress. Urban Acoustic Cartography: Sound mapping as a tool for participatory urban analysis and pedagogy. PhD Dissertation. Sonic Arts & Architecture, Queen's University Belfast. 

Flugge, Elen. In progress. Listening Practices for Urban Sound Space. PhD Dissertation. Sonic Arts & Architecture, Queen's University Belfast.



Barr, Adrienne. History of Design for the Deaf: An investigation into how sound architectural design has made steps toward an inclusive built environment

Black, Callum. Did Post-Reformation architecture enable reformed theology through acoustic design?

Farrell, Rita. In-between spaces: mapping of performance spaces for traditional music

Helen, Tania. Questioning the Tenets of Design : Community in Public Space: An investigation into how sound has the ability to create a sense of community in urban public spaces, and how this could potentially influence the design of public spaces in an urban environment

Nelson-Niehn, Megan. Listening to the libraries of Dublin 1700-2002

Price, Declan. The Urban Experience: Sound and Space

Stylianou, Antonis. Forgotten spaces/forgotten songs; how can architects and sonic artists develop a new strategy for re-orchestrating the modern city?



G. Ouzounian, ‘Visualising Acoustic Space’. SPACED Festival. Royal Academy of Music, London. 19-23 November 2018.

G. Ouzounian, ‘Unplanning the Acoustic City: Sound Art in Post-War Beirut. Space, Sound and the Improvisatory conference. Onassis Center, Athens. 18-21 October 2018.

G. Ouzounian, ‘Sound Art and Urban Infrastructures’. New Resonances: Acoustics & Memories. Whitechapel Gallery, London. 11-13 October, 2018.

G. Ouzounian, ‘Unplanning the City: Sound Art in Beirut’. Crafting a Sonic Urbanism. Theatrum Mundi. Paris. 26 September 2018.

S. Lappin, ‘Recomposing the City’. Invited speaker, University of Strathclyde Masters of Architecture programme. 22nd February 2018.

G. Ouzounian and S. Lappin. Invited speakers, City Sonic Places conference. University of the Arts London. 2 February 2018.

G. Ouzounian, 'The Sonic Undercommons: Sound Art in Black Radical Arts Traditions'. INHA, Paris.13 December 2017.

G. Ouzounian, ‘Powers of Hearing: Acoustic Defense during the First World War’. Society of Fellows, Columbia University, New York City. 6 April 2017.

G. Ouzounian, ‘Visions of Audition’. Panel: Sound Art and Music. Royal College of Arts, London. 28 February 2017.

G. Ouzounian, ‘Hearing Space’. Sound|Making|Space. Royal Academy of Arts, London. 6 February 2017.

G. Ouzounian, ‘London, Lon-don, Lon-don! City of Song’. Keynote address. The Role and Position of Sounds and Sounding Arts in Public Urban Environments’. Leiden University. 28-29 November 2016.

C. McCafferty, "Writing the sound of the city: Crowdsourced writing from urban sound maps." Writing Buildings conference, University of Kent, Canterbury. July 2016.

E. Flügge, “Cities Matter: Sound art toward urban listening practices.” Sound Art Matters International Conference, AIAS and Kunsthal Aarhus, Aarhus. 1-4 June 2016.

S. Lappin, "What's the Matter with Architecture?  Sound Art as a Challenge to Architectural Practice."  Sound Art Matters International Conference, AIAS and Kunsthal Aarhus, Aarhus. 1-4 June 2016.

G. Ouzounian, ‘Sonorous Cities: Towards an Acoustic Urbanism’. Keynote. Postgraduate Study Day: Reconfiguring Sound and Space. London: King’s College London. 19 May 2016.

G. Ouzounian, ‘Feedback in Sound Art’. Ernst Schering Foundation and singuhr. Berlin. 27 February 2016.

G. Ouzounian and S. Lappin, 'Soundspace: A Manifesto'. NI Science Festival / Bright Club Belfast. Black Box, Belfast. 23 February 2015.

G. Ouzounian, ‘Cities, Communities, Sound Art’. Challenges of Government Conference: Flourishing Cities. Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. 11-14 December 2014. 

G. Ouzounian, ‘Sound Art and Urban Architecture’. Symposium: Writing About Music is like Dancing About Architecture. Studio Lukas Feireiss, Berlin. 24-28 September 2014.

Lappin, S. and Walker, U. 2014. ‘Bus Transportation – Córas Iompair Éireann and Michael Scott’ in G.A. Boyd and J. McLaughlin (eds.), Infra Eireann: Infrastructure and the Architectures of Modernity in Ireland 1916-2016. Dublin: Ashgate Publishing, pp. 65-86.

Ouzounian, G. 2014. ‘Acoustic Mapping’ in Gandy, M and Nilsen, B. (eds.), The Acoustic City. Berlin: Jovis, pp. 165-174.

E. Flügge, 'Sonic Thinking: How Sound Art Practices Teach us Critical Listening to Space'. Invisible Places Sounding Cities, Viseu, Portugal. 18-20 July 2014.

E. Flügge, 'Hearing Space: case study of urban space urban sound,' EMS14: Electroacoustic Music Beyond Concert Performance, Berlin. 12 June 2014.

E. Flügge, 'Silent Sound Art'. Pfingstsymposium: Ohrendenken [ear-thinking] symposium for new music. Orff Center, Munich. 06-08 June 2014.

C. McCafferty, 'Urban Acoustic Cartography: Sound Mapping as a Tool for Participatory Urban Analysis and Pedagogy. Symposium: Sound and the Urban Environment'. ONCA Trust and Gallery, University of Brighton. 2 June 2014.

E. Flügge, ' “Sound Art in Urban Space'. Tonspur Stadtlandschaft project of Institut für Freiraumentwicklung, Hannover. 17 May 2014

G. Ouzounian, 'Sound Art as Urban Design'. Beyond Noise and Silence: Listening for the City. Dublin City Council. 8 May 2014.

S. Lappin, "Recomposing the City: An Introduction to an Interdisciplinary Research Project."  Sound Signatures Winter School, University of Amsterdam. 13-17 January 2014.

Ouzounian, G. 2013. ‘Recomposing the City: A Survey of Recent Sound Art in Belfast’. Leonardo Music Journal, 23, pp. 47-54. 

Ouzounian, G. 2013. ‘Sound Installation Art: From Spatial Poetics to Politics’ in G. Born (ed.), Music, Sound and Space: Transformations of Public and Private Experience. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 73-89. 


Symposia (hosted)

2 March 2018. Study Day: Acoustic Cities. University of Oxford.

18 May 2015. Postgraduate Student symposium. Queen's University Belfast.

30 May 2014. International Symposium. Queen's University Belfast.



5-9 September 2016. Workshops on Urban Sound. Metropolitan Arts Centre Belfast. 'For urban planners, architects and sound artists to discuss the role of sound in the design and planning of urban environments'


Seminars (Hosted)

Katherine Fennelly, 'Creating an Institutional Environment: An Archaeology of the Sonic in the Historic Lunatic Asylum'. 11 May 2015.

Jacqueline Waldock, 'Capturing the City: Community Soundscape Composition as an Analysis of Urban Change'. 27 March 2015.

Sven Anderson, 'Establishing the Identity of the Urban Acoustic Planner'. 23 March 2015.

Rachel Ní Chuinn, 'The Secret Sculpture of Sound'. 2 March 2015.

Steve Larkin, 'Sonic Atmosphere as a Contributor to Architecture'. 16 February 2015.

Raviv Ganchrow, 'Urban Modes of Listening'. 10 December 2014.

Mara Mills, 'The History of the Optophone'. 24 October 2014.

Brandon LaBelle, 'Overheard, Interrupted: Work.' 14 May 2014.

Carsten Seiffarth, 'Bonn Hoeren'. 7 March 2014.

Carsten Stabenow, 'Tuned City'. 26 February 2014. 

Jacob Kirkegaard, 'A Matter of Sound'. Queen's University Belfast. 9 October 2013.


Concerts & exhibitions (Hosted)

Raviv Ganchrow, 'Shipping Forecast' (in progress). Sonic Arts Research Centre. 11 December 2014.

Brandon LaBelle, 'Speculations on the Lyrical Imagination of the Resistant, the Lazy and the Hopeful.' Sonic Arts Research Centre. 15 May 2014.

Miguel Negrao and Matilde Meireles, '48 Hz / X Marks the Spot'. Platform Arts. Co-presented by PLACE, Platform Arts and Recomposing the City. 28-30 March 2014.

Jacob Kirkegaard, 'Labyrinthitis'. Sonic Arts Research Centre. 10 October 2013.



Radio documentary. 'Shape of Sounds to Come', by Rachel Ní Chuinn. RTÉ National Radio, Ireland. 11 November 2014.

Delany, E. 'The Power of Sound as an Art Form'. New York Times. 3 October 2013.


McCafferty, Conor and Rebekah McCabe / PLACE. Podcast series: 'The Infinite City: Stories of People and Place'. (2018 - ongoing).

- Season 1, Episode 1: Daniel - Talking Heads and Magic Jugs 

- Season 1, Episode 2: Kate - Remembering the Ring of Steel

- Season 1, Episode 3: Mark - The City Beyond Sight 

- Season 1, Episode 4: Richard - Designing Deaf Space

- Season 1, Episode 5: Andrew - The Hidden History of a Shopping Centre

- Season 1, Episode 6: Marianne - Living in Paradise Land 

- Season 1, Special Episode: Live at the Sonic Lab, Belfast (forthcoming)