a quirky look at London Life

Speaking Maps

See on Scoop.itIrish Life

Page for sound artist Isobel Anderson. Mapping through sound and storytelling. Using psycho-goegraphy, sound art, and mulit-media installation practices



Welcome to Speaking Maps. This site is a collection of installations, performances and art objects that have emerged from my PhD thesis, based at the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen’s University, Belfast.


The thesis attempts to explore the ways in which we use storytelling as a form of orientation, and how the process of telling and listening to stories about, and in, the places we inhabit informs our individual, and collective constructions of ‘place’. 


Sound in particular can open up the meaning of ‘place’. It has no walls or boxes. It moves as if it were a supernatural force, seeping into the nooks and crannies of our spacial and conscious awareness. The works you will find on this site all have a connection with our surrounding landscapes – be they concrete, field or water – but combined with sound, they open up layers we often overlook, without changing a single blade of grass.


Isobel Anderson, 2013

See on


Single Post Navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: