Matilde Meireles is a recordist, sound artist, and researcher who makes use of field recordings to compose site-oriented projects focused on sound. Her projects often have a multi-sensorial approach to ‘site’ which draws from her studies and experience in areas such as field-recording, site-specific visual arts and design. She has presented works in the form of concerts, installations, and large-scale community projects throughout Europe, South America and Africa.

Matilde is part of the research groups Recomposing the City, SARC_Immerse, and Translating Improvisation. Her work often highlights collaboration and participation as catalysts for a shared understanding of place, developing project-based or long-term collaborations. For instance, she collaborates with Conor McCafferty – together they use field recordings as a tool to explore and articulate urban transformation; with Chrysoula Drakaki – under the moniker Alongside, they use photography and field recordings to explore and document durational experiences of places; and with Aidan Deery to form the longform field-recording duo bunú. Matilde is also part of OSSO Colectivo, an interdisciplinary collective based in Portugal.

She holds a PhD in Sonic Arts from the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen’s University Belfast, where she has also been involved as a Research Fellow in the following projects: Understanding the role of sound and music in conflict transformation: the Mozambique Case StudyImmersion and Inclusive Music Technologies, and Immersive Technologies and Digital Mental Health (SARC / Social Sciences QUB).