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 site-specific visual arts, field-recording and design. She has presented works in the form of concerts, installations, and large-scale community projects throughout Europe, South America and Africa.
She holds a PhD in Sonic Arts from the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen’s University Belfast, where she is currently a Post-doctoral Research Fellow.
Matilde is part of the research groups Recomposing the City, SARC_Immerse, and Translating Improvisation. She is also part of OSSO, an interdisciplinary collective based in Portugal. Her work often highlights collaboration and participation as catalysts for a shared understanding of place, developing project-based or longterm 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 field-recording duo bunú.