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Listening Across Disciplines II

Listening Across Disciplines II (LxDII) is a research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). It systematically investigates the potential of listening as a legitimate and reliable methodology for research across the arts and humanities, science, social science and technology.

Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton

The project positions listening as an emerging investigative approach, able to: access new information relevant to the pressing problems of social exclusion, dementia, lung health, auscultation (medical listening) and speech recognition, and deliver new insights to curation, music, art, urban planning and civil engineering, where sound can reveal hidden potentialities and contribute to our understanding of culture and how we live together.

Through partnerships and embedded co-working staged over five carefully organized phases, the research will observe, document and analyse listening, and develop protocols of best practice for its shared application across disciplines.

The project team is based at London College of Communication (LCC), University of the Arts London (UAL) and University of Southampton (UoS). Dr Salomé Voegelin, Professor of Sound (UAL) is the principal investigator. Dr Anna Barney, Professor in Biomedical Acoustic Engineering (UoS) is the co-investigator. The Project includes a number of partners including kth through a collaboration with Associate Professor Dr Sandra Pauletto.

Project website


Salomé Voegelin (Principal Investigator) - University of the Arts London

Anna Barney (Co-Investigator) – University of Southampton

Mark P. Wright (Post-doctoral researcher)

Brigitte Hart (Project Administrator)

Sandra Pauletto (Partner) KTH

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Arts and Humanities Research Council UK (AH/S001212/1)