Publications, Talks, Exhibitions and Performances since 2010

Single Authored Books

Forthcoming The Political Possibility of Sound: Fragments of Listening, Bloomsbury 2018

SoundWords, a booklet of the blog project of the same name, published by Sound Reason Delhi together with Pro Helvetia, Bangalore, India, 2016

Sonic Possible Worlds: Hearing the Continuum of Sound, Bloomsbury, NY, 2014.

Listening to Noise and Silence: Towards a Philosophy of Sound Arts, Continuum, NY, 2010.

Edited books and journals

Gardner, T. and Salomé Voegelin (eds), Colloquium: Sound Art – Music, Winchester, UK: ZeroBooks, John Hunt Publishing 2016

Co-edited Special Issue 02 (Sound Art and Music, Historical Continuum and Mimetic Fissures) - August 2015 of the international peer reviewed journal Organised Sound, Cambridge University Press on the relationship between sound art and music, in collaboration with Thomas Gardner. ISSN: 1355-7718   EISSN: 1469-8153

Publications, keynotes and talks, exhibition and performances, selected since 2010

Forthcoming 2018

‘Writing about the Sound of Unicorns’, chapter in Hilevaara, Katja and Emily Orley. eds. The Creative Critic: Writing As/About Practice. London and New York: Routledge, 2018

’Technologies of Sound Art’ in the Routledge Companion to Sound Studies, Michael Bull ed., Routledge, 2018

‘Sonic Materialism: hearing the arche-sonic’ in Oxford Handbook of Sound and Imagination, Mark Grimshaw, Mads Walther-Hansen and Martin Knakkergaard eds, Oxford University Press, 2018

’Writing Sonic Fictions: literature as a portal into the possibility of art research’ in

Artistic Research and Literature, Corina Caduff and Tan Wälchli eds, Fink Verlag München,



La Tabacalera Gallery in Madrid, Spain part of FASE 6. 30.11.17 – 02.02.18 Two people exhibition Mollin+Voegelin and Brandon LaBelle. Includes book publication of exhibition and research.

Keynote lecture part of Sensing Space, Sonic Sociality: listening and sound making in the social body of the urban environment. Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, HABG, Institut Architektur und Fachhochschule Luzern, Institut Architektur. 24.11.2017

Stadtgalerie Bern, Mollin+Voegelin exhibition in BASIS KUNST UND BAU; AKTUELLE KUNST UND BAU VERFAHREN IN DER STADT BERN, CH 9.11. - 9.12.17, talk 23.11.17

Curatorial Performance at COLLOQUE Pouvoirs du son/ sons du pouvoir Esthétique et politique du sonore Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Logis du Roy Amiens, 15-17.11.17

Council of Europe: Fourth Platform Exchange on Culture and Digitisation, 19-20 October panel member as Listening across Disciplines.

Panelist with School of Sound, Larry Sider, at Open City: Documentary Film Festival, London, Reality and Sound 08.09.17

THIS I THAT IS ALL OF YOU, Mollin+Voegelin in artist publication of sound text works, Brian Shabaglian curator, design Tadao Kawamura, NY.

Dokumenta 2017, The Glad Circle, radio work, Mollin+Voegelin on: UKW 103.0 MHz in Berlin, UKW 90.4 MHz in Kassel, SW 15560 kHz Berlin, Athens, Kassel.

Broadcast #17 Saout Africa(s) on the 4th July 2017


Dokumenta 2017, They own the Night radio work, Mollin+Voegelin produced in collaboration with Silvia Ploner and Nicolas Perrer YNK's, on: UKW 103.0 MHz in Berlin, UKW 90.4 MHz in Kassel, SW 15560 kHz Berlin, Athens, Kassel. Broadcast on the 27th June 2017


Panelist at Young Art 2017 – Klangwelten, Brig, Switzerland, 02.04

Invited speaker at Moscow State University MSU Photoplay, cell round table

Speaker at the Geometry of Now, GES 2, 20-27 February, Moscow, Russia

Chapter ‘Sound Words and Sonic Fictions: Writing the Ephemeral’ in The Routledge Companion to Sounding Art, Marcel Cobussen, Vincent Meelberg and Barry Truax (eds), London: Routledge, 2017.


Keynote at The Role and Position of Sounds and Sounding Arts in

Public Urban Environments Leiden University (the Netherlands), 29-30 November

Showroom Gallery, London: performance practising the current political situation with words, movements, numbers, and a cello, with David Mollin and Thomas Gardner, 02.11.

‘The Politics of Rhythm’, exhibition essay for Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec’s solo show The Rhythms of Presence, at ŠKUC Gallery in Ljubljana – Slovenia, 18.11. - 9.12.2016.

Curatorial Performance, at La Monnaie/ de Munt The Royal Opera House Bruxelles as part of a series on the acoustic experience The Art of Listening 17.11

Curatorial Performance part of FASE 6. at Hybrid Lab, Berlin, 04.11.

Keynote  ‘Curating Volumes: hearing architecture, light and words’ at On Space and Sound: Study Day for Displaying, Collecting and Preserving Sound Pieces at Tate Britain, London, 27.10.

Essay ‘Inhabiting a World of Numerical Things’ essay for Circuit, Musique Contemporaine, Volume 26, no 3, 2016.

Essay ‘Music as Public Art’ for the Programme Catalogue of the Donaueschingen Musiktage 13-16 October.

FourbyThree Magazine: ‘The Critical Agency of the ‘Avatar-I’: accessing the silence of the inaudible’ essay,

Dirty Ear Forum 4 at Peer Gallery, London, in collaboration with Brandon LaBelle to produce with Hannah Rickards, Barby Asante, David Mollin and Kevin Logan, 5+6 July.

‘Now I listen, I listen now’, in Listening and its not, artist book edited by Patrick Farmer, Published by SARU and Compost & Height, 2016.

Keynote as curatorial performance ‘morality of the invisible, ethics of the inaudible’ Keynote at Sound, Ethics, Art and Morality, Tel Aviv, Israel, 29+30 May.

Keynote as curatorial performance ‘Writing about the Sound of Unicorns’ at SAR International Conference on Artistic Research, The Hague 28-29 April 2016.

‘Thresholds’ catalogue essay for Liminal States, Sophie Mallet and Emma Letizia Jones, part of 16/CCA Curating Contemporary Art, RCA March 2016.

‘Places Hardly Exist’, catalogue essay for Island Songs, Silvia Ploner and Nicholas Perret, at Grimmuseum, Berlin, Germany, March-June 2016.

Partner Project of 6. Marrakech Biennale, Marrakech, Morocco 24.02-08.05.2016.

Languages of Exile, Installation with performances, in collaboration with David Mollin, in ‘Narrating Transformed’ at Dar Bellarj.

Text-Image work, Mollin+Voegelin, in international peer-reviewed Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies, Konstantinos Tomaidis and Ben Macpherson eds, Intellect Jan. 2016.


Tate Britain, Invited speaker at (re)Thinking the Street, 23-24 October.

Factual Dispersion, Poetic Compression: LANGUAGES OF EXILE on Sounding out! podcast #48

Performance lecture ‘All the Time to Write it: Writers Habits Mix’ written and performed with David Mollin (Mollin+Voegelin) in Reflections on Process in Sound, Iris Garrelfs ed. Issue 4, Winter 2015

‘reversed anechoics’ catalogue essay for Play it by Ear, solo show of Richard Carr’s work at SOMA Contemporary Gallery Waterford, Ireland, August. Published by Gorey Cultural Centre, Wexford.

Panelist Performance Philosophy at the RMA Music and Philosophy conference, Kings College London, 16-20 July.

Performing Multisensory Conflict at Crassh, Sound Studies: Art, Experience, Politics, 8-10 July, Cambridge with Daniela Cascella

Chapter ‘Klangkunst als Öffentliche Kunst’ in Labor Mühlheim Künstlerisches Forschen in Feldern zwischen Prekarität und Kreativität, Krusche J. ed. Jovis Verlag: Berlin, 2015.

Kunst Raum Riehen, exhibition of sound text installations and performance produced in collaboration with David Mollin (Mollin+Voegelin) Switzerland 23 May – 28 June, (includes catalogue with text contributions by the artists)

Keynote as curatorial performance at Aural Lighthouse, part of the International Performance Network Event, Santorini Greece, 17 – 23 May.

Panellist at Music, Curationism, and the End of the Avant-Garde, May 2, Brilliant Corners, London. Streamed on NTS radio.

Performing Silences with Daniela Cascella within the context of the Science Museum Workshop Silence & Music, held at the Royal College of Music, 25 February.


SoundWriting 2 at Lydgallerie, Bergen, Norway. The Cyclist and the Mushroom a collaborative performative sound-text work, produced with David Mollin (Mollin+Voegelin) November and December.

Keynote at Invisible Places - Sounding Cities, Viseu, Portugal, 18-20 July.  Presented as Acts of Intervention, on Sounding Out! Sound studies 2.0

Liquid Architecture, Melbourne Australia. Commissioned to produce, in collaboration with David Mollin, Dustcatcher, a 3 minute sound work as album track for ‘The Ear is a Brain’ Compendium by Liquid Architecture, Melbourne Australia.

Performance Talk with Daniela Cascella participation at ESSA, Sound Studies, Mapping the Field, Copenhagen, 26-28 June.

Keynote as curatorial performance at Sonar+D, Barcelona, Spain 10-12th June.

Chapter in The Multisensory Museum Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Touch, Sound, Smell, Memory, and Space, Nina Levent and Alvaro Pascual-Leone (eds), Alta Mira Press, 2014.

Arnolfini Bristol, performance, part of Tertulia Writing Sound, 25 January.


Sonic Possible Worlds, article in Leonardo Music Journal, MIT Press Journals LMJ23, special issue on Sound Art, December 2013.

Respondent to Public and Private Listening at “Prekäre Landschaften”, Müllheim an der Rur, Germany, 25 and 26 October 2013.

Presentation as part of Performance Research Seminars of the AHRC Research Centre for Musical Performance as Creative Practice, 7 October.

Chapter in On Listening, book edited by Cathy Lane and Angus Carlyle published by CRiSAP and RGAP, Cornerhouse publication, published October 2013.

Keynote at The Noises of Art: Audiovisual Practice in History, Theory and Culture a conference convened by the School of Art, Aberystwyth University in collaboration with The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, and Aberystwyth Arts Centre, 4-6 September.

Respondent to Ethics of Music, 3rd Annual Conference of Royal Musical Association, King’s College London, 18-20 July.

Invited Speaker at Resonant Bodies: Landscapes of Acoustic Tension, ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry, Kulturlabor Berlin, 14 -16 June.

Invited Speaker at Sonorities, SARC, Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queens University Belfast, 26.04.

Essay in NOCH VOLUME, What Matters Now? (What Can’t You Hear?), anthology on expanded listening, April 2013.

Soundpocket Residency and talk at Around Sound Art festival and conference, soundpocket ( Hong Kong January 24-February 7.

Paper presentation IN THE FIELD International Symposium for Field Recording at the British Library, 15+16 February.


Invited speaker BRIDGING SOUND Workshop and symposium, Sussex University, 23/4.11

Invited speaker at symposium examining the relationship between sound and writing, Oxford Brookes, 7.11.

Invited Speaker Ephemeral Sustainability conference about writing, curating and archiving sound, at Lydgalleriet in Bergen Norway 1-3.11.

Essay ‘Ethical Listening’ in Journal for Sonic Studies, Issue 2, 2012.

Essay ‘The Possibility of Sound’ and composition Not Quite Sitting Down for 6 Minutes published in Wolf Notes #4, October 2012

Invited Speaker ‘Neuroarts’ Plymouth University 28+29 June

Presentation at Apo33 in Nantes, 12 June,é_voegelin

Institute for Contemporary Arts, ICA, Commissioned to produce work for SOUNDWORKS exhibition June

Paper presentation Landscape as Sonic Possible World, at ‘Hearing Landscape Critically: Sense, Text, Ideology’ conference in the Music Faculty at the University of Oxford in 18+19 May.

Participatory performance lecture in response to Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s exhibition The Right to Silence at the Showroom in London, Electra Production, 11 February. 


Keynote ‘Sonic Possible Worlds’ at Sound Art Theories Conference at the Arts Institute of Chicago, 5-6 November.

Panellist for Boxed Tunes at ICA (Institute for Contemporary Arts), in London 27 October.

SALON: MANON DE BOER participatory lecture on ‘Listening to Things’, 21 September LUX / Electra.

Invited Speaker at Sounds and Sound Technology as Spatial Parameters symposium at ETH Zürich, Switzerland: ‘The Place my Listening makes’ 27 May 2011, ETH Zurich, CH.

Performance lecture with David Toop and Daniela Cascella, as part of the Off The Page literary festival on music criticism in Whitstable, Friday 11 - Sunday 13 February 2011, organized by Sound and Music and The Wire: Adventures in Modern Music.

Longer term projects

2011-present, Points of Listening (PoL) collaborative sound art: a monthly programme of listening workshops, soundwalks, activities and discussions based in and around London. Co-convened with Mark Peter Wright.

2011-present, phonography/ score blog, which is the template for a participatory public listening and writing that has been practised, for example as part of a residency at Around Sound Art festival and conference with soundpocket in Hong Kong 24Jan-7Feb 2013 at Sound Reasons in Delhi, November 2013, and as part of Liquid Architecture Festival in Melbourne, Australia, August/September 2014, where the collective listening culminated in a work projected on Federation Square in central Melbourne.

More recently the blog serves as platform for text scores which are published online but are produced for or in relation to real world performances, workshops and collaborative framings: for example for the Connecting Columns 1 - 10 March 2017 Srishti Outpost at Mill Hall - Collateral Venue, Kochi-Muziris Biennale, ZhdK Zürich score workshop Jan 2017, as part of Listening Wall, a score will be published in the forthcoming mumei edition SIX, by Ryoko Akama,

2013-2015 Monthly radio broadcasts, with Daniela Cascella, ora: voyages into listening and writing, every last Thursday on Resonance FM and on