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Exhibitions / Performances / Commissions

Installation: Hybrid Soundscape I,II,III,IV . in Sounds Like Her, Curator Christine Eyene, Gallery Oldham (16 Sept 2019 – 5 Jan 2020), UK 2017c
Performance: White Space, Edinburgh, UK 2019
Performance: Open Ear, Cork, Ireland 2018
Installation: Hybrid Soundscape I,II,III,IV . in Sounds Like Her, Curator Christine Eyene, New Art Exchange, Nottingham, UK 2017a
Installation: Hybrid Soundscape I,II,III,IV . in Sounds Like Her, Curator Christine Eyene, York Art Gallery (25 Jan - 11 Mar 2019), UK 2017b
Performance: Score for Her. CentroCentro Cibeles de Cultura y Ciudadanía Plaza de Cibeles, Madrid, Spain 2017
Performance: Sounding Walney (Collaboration O'Keeffe and Tony Doyle). Octopus Collective, Barrow-in-Furness, UK 2017
Sound Design/Composer: The Horsefall, Hidden Project, Manchester, UK, 2017
Exhibition: Ormston Gallery, The Murder Machine 2016
Performance: Touring Exhibition, Full of Noise Festival 2015
Solo Exhibition: Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Space of Sound Radio Spaces 2014
Tape Performance: Curated event, Digital Audio Effects Conference, N.U.I.M, (DAFx-13), Dublin 2013
Performance: Curated event, Irish Sound, Science And Technological Association Conference, I.A.D.T, Dublin 2013
Performance: Invited artist, Computer generation performance, Dr Johns, Limerick, Ireland 2013
Composition: Invited artist, Sunrise/Sunset, The Quiet Ensemble, premiered Culture Night Dublin at the Contemporary Music Centre, (peer selection), 2012
Recorded work: Curated submission, 120 Hours for John Cage, Transmission Arts, submission, Sept 2012
Performance: Invited artist, Women and Identity Festival, Deep Listening Gallery, New York, 2011
Performance: Just Listen Festival, Ireland 2011
Installation: Invited artist, Hilltown Music Festival, The Listening Room, Ireland, 2011
Performance: Invited artist, Hilltown Music Festival Live Performance & Sound Installation, Ireland 2010
Performance art: Invited artist, Enemy Space, Chicago 2008
Recorded work: Invited artist, Chicago Phonography Group Performance, Chicago 2008
Performance: Commissioned artist, In and Out of Nowhere, commission, Project art centre Ireland 2008
Performance: Project Brand New, Project Theatre, Ireland 2007
NewPerformance: Invited artist, Sonic Vigil, Ireland 2007
Public art: Commissioned artist, Artefiction, Public Art Commission, Holland 2007
Selection: Award, Prague Quadrennial, Irish Representative for sound design in theatre, Czeque Republic 2007
Selection: Invited speaker, Radiovisionen The future of Radio, Germany 2007
Public art: Commissioned artist, Dublin County Council, Public art Commission, Ireland 2007
Installation: Commissioned artist, Gallery Camac, Electro Camac, ‘Digitalis’, France 2006
Installation: Curated artist, The Lab, Mirroring (FAF art group) Ireland 2006
Installation: Curated artist, Soundtrails, Ireland 2005
Compositions: Commissioned artist, Dance Theatre of Ireland, Commission, Sound Sculpture, performed Ireland 2005, Germany 2006
Installation/Performance: Curated artist, Deep Wireless Festival, Canada 2005
Installation: Curated artist, Artscene Warehouse “The Book of Ideas”, China 2005
Installation: Curated artist, Temple Bar Gallery, ‘50*50’, Ireland 2005
Installation: Curated artist, Digital Hub “The Big Bang” Ireland 2004
Sound designer: Commissioned artist, Focus theatre, Sound design, Ireland 2004
Installation: Curated artist, Dark Light Festival, Audio/ Video work, Ireland 2003
Installation/Performance: Invited artist, Atalanta Theatre, Audio/ Video work, Sweden 2002
Installation: Curated artist, Fresh Art Fair, London 2000
Installation: Curated artist, Dun Laoighaire Town Hall Gallery, Ireland, 1999

Curated Projects and Events

Women In Sound / Women On Sound (WISWOS) - Forum
Educating Girls in Sound. Exploring how education shapes girls experiences in sound and music technology. Lancaster University, UK, 2016
Women In Sound / Women On Sound (WISWOS) - Forum
One day symposium presenting papers, installations and concert by women, Lancaster University, UK, 2015.
ISSTC-Temporary Autonomous Zones, Ulster University 2016
ISSTC-Resonance and Recapitulation: Echo of a Renaissance, Limerick University, Ireland, 2015
ISSTC-Audio Fabric: Socio-Sonic Textures in the Real World, Maynooth University, Ireland, 2014
Public soundscape walks for World Listening Day, Ireland, 2011-2013
Organised in collaboration with the world listening project three events in Dublin celebrating World Listening Day.
These events involved a silent soundwalk of a section of Dublin, with a discussion afterwards.
ISSTC-Irish Sound, Science and Technology Association conference Transmission Drift Ireland, 2013
role-acquiring funding and space, reviewing submissions, online promotion, managing meetings and creating international partnerships.
ISSTC- Noise, bytes, bits: states of sound Ireland, 2012
Conference on Sound held in Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland
role involved curating the art installation and art walk, reviewing submissions, organising documentation of the event and online promotion.
ISSTC-Overture, Conference on Sound held in the University of Limerick, Ireland, 2011
role involved, chairing meetings, curating art installations, reviewing paper and art submissions, documentation of the event.
Conference on Sound held in IADT 2005

The Performative, bordering on Performance, Ireland, The Lab Gallery 2008
Sensational and Authentic, Ireland, The Lab Gallery 2008
Sound and the White Box, Ireland, The Lab Gallery 2007
Blurring Boundaries, Ireland, The Lab Gallery 2007
Digital Artefact, Tallaght Co Council office 2007
Mirroring, Ireland, The Lab Gallery 2006

Radio documentary STEIM New Music Instrument Building Lab Holland 2007
Assistant Sound Director, for theatre production, Fringe 2005
Project Facilitator for The Ark Children’s Theatre 2004-2005

Awards, Bursaries & Art Residencies

Internationalisation Fund, Lancaster University 2018
Artist International Development Fund, Arts Council of England 2018
Organisation Development Fund, Arts Council of England 2017
Information Knowledge Exchange Award 2015-2016
New Foundations Award 2014
Postgrad Scholarship, Department of Youth and Children Affairs, 2011-2013
Fr. Kelly Postgrad Scholarship KairosComms, 2007-2008
Arts Council Ireland, Artist Bursary, 2007-2009
Project Studio at TB&G 2007 (FAF artists group)
Project studio The Lab Gallery 2006 (FAF artists group)
Arts Council Ireland, Travel and Training Award 2006
Culture Ireland, 2005 and 2006
CAMAC Residency Paris, Support Stipend 2006


Education and Qualifications

PhD Fellow Sociology & Media, N.U.I Maynooth
Thesis Title: Sound and the Social Organisation of Space: The soundscape of youth
HDip Communications, St Patrick's College, Maynooth, 2008 Distinction,
MA, Virtual Realities, National College of Art and Design Ireland, 2004, Distinction,
BFA, Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Ireland 2002
Dip FA, Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Ireland 2001
Cert, Art & Design Inchicore VEC 1998

Editorial Positions & Administrative Experience

Founder, director and curator
Women In Sound Women On Sound, 2015 – Current,
Founding member and editor-in-chief
The Interference Journal, 2009 – Current,
Founding member (2009) and President (2015-17) of ISSTA: Irish Sound, Science and Technology association
The ISSTA is an interdisciplinary organisation working with artists, scientists and technologists,

Guest Speaker

Keynote Speaker for Inaugural Sonic Waves Conference weblink review 2019
Keynote Speaker ‘Sound and space: theory and methods in sonic geographical research’ symposium 2018
Hearts of Stem Conference Derry 2016
Yale University Singapore 2016
Ulster University 2016
University of Huddersfield 2016
University of Leeds 2015
Onca Gallery Brighton 2015
Invited guest speaker on the practice of sound art, S.A.I Chicago 2008
Co Presenter Vocalo Radio, Arts programme, 2008
Invited guest speaker Radio Tesla Berlin,
Examining The Future of Radio, additionally advising artists on designing programmes for a radio event 2007
Invited guest speaker on sound art and gender I.A.D.T 2006,
Public seminars at CAMAC on sound art and performance art, new media, 3D design, on 2006



Linda O Keeffe, Rose, E & Southern, J. Mobile Utopia, Exhibition: Art + Experiment, Lancaster University Press, Lancaster, UK 2017

Book Chapters

Linda O Keeffe, ‘Listening to Ecological Interference: Renewable Soundscapes’. in Sound, Media, Ecology, edited by M. Droumeva and R. Jordan.Canada: Palgrave Macmillan 2019
Linda O Keeffe, ‘Sonifying Memory: Creative Approaches to Representing Socially Constructed Soundscapes’. in Sensory Arts and Design, edited by I. Heywood. Bloomsbury Academic 2017
Linda O Keeffe, Memories of sound: socioeconomic, community and cultural soundscapes of Smithfield, Dublin from the 1950s, The Auditory Culture Reader, Edition: 2nd, Publisher: Berg, Editors: Michael Bull, Les Back 2015, (peer reviewed)

Journal Articles

Linda O Keeffe, ‘The Sound Wars: Silencing the Working Class Soundscape of Smithfield’. Politiques de Communication 2018
Linda O Keeffe, ‘Performing The Soundscape With Third Age Adults: The Derry Soundscape Project – Wi Journal’. WI Journal of Mobile Media 11(1): 1-24 2017
Linda O Keeffe, Writing Through and about Sound, editorial for Issue 6 of the Interference Journal. Interference Journal, (6), 1-6 2016
Linda O Keeffe, Aphra Kerr, Reclaiming Public Space: Sound and Mobile Media Use by Teenagers, International Journal of Communication, 2015, (peer reviewed)
Linda O Keeffe, Listening To Ecological Interference: Renewable Technologies And Their Soundscapes, The Dark Mountain Project, 2015, (peer reviewed)
Linda O Keeffe, Workshopping the Derry Soundscape: Mobile technologies as Creative Tools for Third Age Adults, Sound Studies Blog, 2015, (peer reviewed)
Linda O Keeffe, Thinking through new methodologies. Sounding out the city with teenagers, Qualitative Sociology Review, 2015, (peer reviewed)
Linda O Keeffe, (Sound)Walking Through Smithfield Square in Dublin, Sound Studies Blog, 2014, (peer reviewed)
Linda O Keeffe, Book review, The Oxford Handbook of sound studies, Irish Sociological Journal 2013, (peer reviewed)
Linda O Keeffe, The Soundscape of Youth, The Global Composition Proceedings, Darmstadt, Germany 2012 (peer reviewed)
Linda O Keeffe, Sound is Not a Simulation: Methodologies for Examining the Experience of Soundscapes, (Peer reviewed) in Game Sound Technology and Player Interaction: Concepts and Developments-Published by IGI Global 2010
Linda O Keeffe, The Separation From The Natural To The Synthetic Soundscape: The Case for Improving Sounds in Gaming, (Peer reviewed) AudioMostly Published proceedings 2009

Conference Presentations

Linda O Keeffe, Rose, E & Southern, J. Curators, Art and Experiment, Mobilities Conference, Mobile Utopias, Lancaster University 2017
Linda O Keeffe, ‘Ecological Interference: Hybrid Soundscapes’. Balance UnBalance Conference, in A Sense of Place. Plymouth, UK: Plymouth University 2017a
Linda O Keeffe, ‘Listening To Ecological Interference: Renewable Technologies And Their Soundscapes’. Balance UnBalance Conference in A Sense of Place. Plymouth University, Plymouth, UK 2017b
Linda O Keeffe, and Rebecca. Collins. ‘Research in a Box: A Toolkit for Researching Women in Sound’. Irish Sound, Science and Technology Conference, in Sound–Makers: Technologies, Practices and Cultures. Dundalk, Ireland 2017
Linda O Keeffe, Invited Speaker, Sonifying Memory: Creative approaches to representing socially constructed soundscapes, at Hearts of Stem, Ulster University, Ireland 2016
Linda O Keeffe, H. Frasch, and M. Donnarumma. ‘Awareness, Expression and Methodologies: A Transdisciplinary Discussion on the Impact of Media Technology on Sonic Arts Practices’. Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Conference, in Generations. Northumbria University, UK 2015
Linda O Keeffe, Sound and Community, UK Sound Studies Network, University of Glasgow, April 2014
Linda O Keeffe, Methodologies for exploring the urban soundscape with teenagers, ESSA, European Sound Studies conference, Berlin Oct 2013
Linda O Keeffe, 2 compositions, Liquid Landscapes 1 & 2, Digital Audio Effects Conference, N.U.I.M, (DAFx-13), Dublin 2013
Linda O Keeffe, Baseline, Irish Sound, Science And Technological Association Conference, I.A.D.T, Dublin 2013
Linda O Keeffe and Aphra Kerr, Mobilising the City: Teenagers and mobile sound technologies in urban city spaces. (Peer reviewed) Dublin City University, IAMCR 2013
Linda O Keeffe, Thinking through methodologies: Methodologies for examining sound, LJMU Symposium: Thinking Through Methodologies for Examining Sound, Thinking through Methodologies in Media, Liverpool, 2013
Linda O Keeffe, The Soundscape of Youth, The Global Composition conference, Darmstadt, Germany 2012
Linda O Keeffe, The Soundscape of Youth, 2nd Maynooth International Youth Studies Conference ‘Representing Young People: Voice, Image, Practice, Power’ 2012
Linda O Keeffe, New Methodologies for Examining Sound in Sociology, Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference, Maynooth 2012
Linda O Keeffe, Framing the City through Sound, CRESC, the Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change conference, Manchester 2012
Linda O Keeffe, The Separation From The Natural To The Synthetic Soundscape: The Case for Improving Sounds in Gaming, AudioMostly Conference 2009


Current Position

Head of the School of Art, at Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh University, UK Jan 2019 – present
University Profile

Teaching Qualifications and Experience

Lecturer Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts, UK Sept 2014 – Jan 2019
Lecturer in sound studies and sound as fine art practice. Director of MA by research programme.
Responsibilities and lecturing:
• Sound design for theatre
• Acoustic ecology and the sociology of sound
• Sound technology and performance
• Mobile mediation, film sound and distributed technologies
• Methodologies in fine art practice at post graduate level

Associate Lecturer N.U.I Maynooth Sept 2009 – 2013
Supervising special topics degree sociology course ‘The Soundscape of Youth’. I taught one seminar per week for a full semester. The course aimed to develop students’ engagement with the notion of media and youth culture, within society, focusing on sound and the senses, in preparation for their thesis.
Responsibilities and lecturing:
• Planning and leading seminars, marking two pieces of coursework and giving feedback
• Supervising dissertations, writing end of term course reports, evaluating the course
• Lectures in media technology and society
• Gender and technology
• The soundscape
• Urban theory

Associate Lecturer D.C.U 2011-2013
Position includes training 2nd year multi media studies, sound production, working with 25-35 students for full semester.
1st year communications course: radio production and theory 35 students.
Responsibilities and lecturing:
• Planning year curriculum, marking two pieces of coursework, supervising end project (Live radio broadcast)
• Theory and history of radio production
• Media theory
• Gender and media
• Media consumption and dissemination
• Audio studio skills
• Editing, recording and mic’ing techniques

Lecturer Kairos Comms 2009-2011
Teaching 2nd year media students and Supervising post grad students in final year production
• Leading workshops on media and society
• Media consumption and dissemination
• Audio studio skills
• Editing, recording and mic’ing techniques
• Film and documentary theory
• Video editing

Teaching assistant SAIC Chicago 2008
• Position includes training in building contact microphones, lecturing on sound design and sound art

Computing skills workshops 2004-2006
• Position includes training secondary school teachers on Macintosh computing, Photoshop editing, mixed media editing.


Research Intern for Demonstrator (Online qualitative resource) Life Histories Project 2013
• Creating audio shorts from historical interviews for online archive
• Coding data sets for search and browse engines for Demonstrator software design

Researcher for Summer Culture summer school NUIM 2013
• Organising readings, opening and closing functions, enrolment, international correspondences

Principal Researcher for Still Films Production Company 2013
• History of music, Tv Radio, politics, culture and fashion Ireland, USA and UK from the 1950s
• Preparing timeline for presentation funding for Broadcasting authority of Ireland
• Analysis of changing socio cultural climate of Dublin

Research assistant for Dr Jane Gray Irish Qualidata Archive (IQDA) 2011
• Designing Powerpoint teaching tools for online education and teacher assisted learning
• Assessing and running information sessions for teaching tools
• Presenting interactive assisted teaching tools at education forums

Research intern Irish Qualidata Archive (IQDA) 2009
• Anonomizing Life History Project interviews
• Creating audio shorts for website
• Organising and documenting national conference presentation on Life Histories Project


Interpretive phenomenological methodologies DCU 2012
Deep Listening Methodologies Deep Listening Summer course 2011
Qualitative Methodologies winter school University of Limerick 2010
Apprenticeship with Eric Leonardson: Sound art, Instrument building, performativity, Chicago 2008
Sound interactivity and instrument building, STEIM, Holland 2007


Collaboration 2009-2012

Linda O'Keeffe & Slavek Kwi Collaboration 2009-2012
Limited Edition miniCD 100 copies
This mini-album came about as a result of a discussion between Slavek Kwi and Linda O Keeffe
on the nature of sound collaborations, in 2008. This resulted in one piece in two parts, 'Phasing
In and Out of Voices and Days' – finalised by Linda and 'Peeling Off Morfic Resonances, Patterns of
Gestures and Articulations, Misleading Boundaries of Mimetism' – finalised and shortened by Slavek. Press-Release

Currently Unavailable

Metamorphosis and Praxis

Metamorphosis and Praxis | Linda O' Keeffe
First Edition of 500 copies.
A new 3 track audio CD written and produced by sound artist Linda O'Keeffe.
Presented as a folded A5 size card printed on heavy uncoated paper stock and featuring the essay
'Resonant Ecologies... towards listening' by Jessica Foley and notes on the pieces by Linda O'Keeffe.
Available from farpoint recordings

just listening ::: ireland calling ::::::

just listening ::: ireland calling ::::::
First Edition of 500 copies.
The National Sculpture Factory in association with Farpoint Recordings present a CD of live audio
recordings, recorded at LSAD, Church Gallery, Limerick, during the 'just listen' showcase event during April 2011.
With sleeve notes by Bernard Clarke, Nova, RTE Lyric FM.
Presented as a folded A5 size card printed on uncoated paper stock.
Available from farpoint recordings

Bend it like Beckett

Bend it like Beckett | 100-Track
Full length Audio CD
Those who are familiar with the work of Samuel Beckett will know of the importance of sound in his work. Beckett had a great
understanding of sound and a profound knowledge of the practice of listening. To mark the centenary of Beckett's birth, Danny
McCarthy has curated this cd: 100 works, 80 artists, 20 countries...

Currently Unavailable

Deep Wireless 2

Deep Wireless 2 - Double CD A celebration of Radio Art
Produced by New Adventures in Sound Art, Artistic Director: Darren Copeland Now in its fourth year, New Adventures in Sound Art has once
again hosted a commissioning / residency opportunity as part of Deep Wireless, co-produced with CBC Radio's "Out Front" and Charles Street Video.
Deep Wireless 2 released April 15th, 2005 'Tuning In (Section 1)' 9'.02" by Linda O'Keeffe on CD 1
May 1-31, 2005 The Drake Hotel, Toronto, Canada deep wireless. NAISA