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Dr. Linda O Keeffe is a sound artist based in Lancaster, England. She is a tenured lecturer at the Lancaster Institute of Contemporary Art at Lancaster University. She lectures in sound studies and is the MA convenor of Art by Research program.

O Keeffe has had works performed and exhibited in Asia, the USA, Canada and Europe. Recent works include a commission for the Ormston Gallery as part of EV&A festival in Ireland 2016, Murder Machine, a solo exhibition for the Leitrim Sculpture Centre in 2014, ‘Spaces of Sound and Radio Spaces’, and in 2017 was commissioned to be part of the creative team developing an interactive and immersive theatre production in Manchester at The Horsefall space. Her work is predominantly sound based with a focus on installation and performance as well as soundscape studies. She has created works for radio, dance and public installation projects. In 2010 she released an album with Farpointrecordings, Metamorphosis and Praxis and a collaborative album with Artificial Memory Trace in 2012. Her written publications include, ‘Thinking Through New Methodologies-Sounding out the city with teenagers’, published by the Qualitative Sociological Review (2015), ‘Memories of sound: socioeconomic, community and cultural soundscapes of Smithfield, Dublin from the 1950s’ (2016) in the 2nd Ed. of the Auditory Culture Reader, and Reclaiming Public Space: Sound and Mobile Media Use by Teenagers, published in the International Journal of Communication (2015).

In 2015 she was a recipient of the Information Knowledge Exchange Award from Lancaster University for the development of her organisation Women in Sound Women on Sound. O Keeffe has received numerous commissions and arts funding, both in Ireland and internationally, including the Irish Artists Bursary Award.

She is president of the Irish Sound Science and Technology Association and editor for the Interference Journal, a journal of audio cultures.


For a detailed outline of my research interests and experience see my resume.


You can learn about exhibitions, performances, and commissions.


Contains information about my publications, qualifications and research projects.


Provides an overview of the courses and modules that I have developed.


Works self released and available through the record lablel far-point recordings.


Examples from a selection of original sound art works.
For more works please visit my Soundcloud page.

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A selection of projects, residencies, gallery exhibitions, performances and discography.

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