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Drawing upon the situational knowledges of practice research, my thesis investigates the capacity of sound to observe and give voice to changing ecosystems: specifically, the sound of ebullition in Northern Irish peatlands and the ‘singing’ sand dunes of the Rub’ al Khali desert (UAE). The new insights these methods of sonic practice yield open dialogue between environmental humanities and sciences, interrogating the need for a ‘sound studies in/of the Anthropocene’. From these materials, my compositional practice explores different experiential representations of these environments. 

My recent Master's thesis at the University of Cambridge was an exploration of architecture and acoustics through spatial composition, looking at how spaces manifest sound, and how music creates and shapes space through its acoustic properties and cultural codes.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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