Photo © Chrysoula Drakaki
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 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.
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 Diogo Alvim to develop projects that play with the perception and construction of places. Matilde is also part of OSSO Colectivo, an interdisciplinary collective based in Portugal.
Matilde is part of the research groups Recomposing the City (Queen’s University Belfast, University of Oxford), Translating Improvisation (Queen’s University Belfast), Street Space (Queen’s University Belfast); Sounds of Tourism (Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas – FCSH/NOVA).
Click here for a selected overview of my freelance work in print/web/sound design
Sonic Arts Research Centre
School of Arts, English and Languages
Queen’s University Belfast
BT7 1NN, Belfast, Northern Ireland