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.
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.
Women In Sound / Women On Sound (WISWOS). In October 2015 the first WISWOS event was held at the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts and was supported by a number of organisations and individuals. I recently completed an AHRC funding application to bring things to the next stage of development.
Founder, Director, Curator.
Irish Sound Science Technology Association (ISSTA). The Irish Sound, Science and Technology Association is an organisation that brings together practitioners integrating fields of music, art, sound, science and technology. I was a co-founder of this organisation beginning the groundwork with Kerry Hagan in 2009. I have been the president for the past two years and have concluded a very successful 2016 event.
Co-Founder, President, Curator.
Interference Journal of Audio Cultures (interference). Interference is an open access forum on the role of sound in cultural practices, providing a trans-disciplinary platform for the presentation of research and practice in areas such as acoustic ecology, sensory anthropology, sonic arts, musicology, technology studies and philosophy. Since co-founding the journal in 2009 I have been an editor and book reviews contact.
Co-Founder, Editor, Reviews.
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