Listening Across Disciplines

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.

The project positions listening as an emerging investigative approach that is 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. The research is located in two main areas through the development of listening protocols and vocabularies.  Public events and experimental workshops are consistently employed throughout the research as a way of co-constructing, testing, and sharing cross-disciplinary knowledge.

Listening across Disciplines invites you to listen to the sound above and send us your description, definition, or audition of that sound.

Your responses will help us understand how listening translates into words and what communal crossovers and shared understandings may or may not exist.

Head to the sound of the month reveal through which we will publicise some of your listening descriptions.

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Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton