Anthropological/ Forensic/ Historical/ Social Listening

Becker, M., Caminiti, S., Fiorella, D., Francis, L., Gravino, P., Haklay, M., Hotho, A., Loreto, V., Mueller, J., Ricchiuti, F., Servedio, V. DP., Sîrbu, A., and Tria F., 2013, Awareness and learning in Participatory Noise Sensing. PLoS One 8(12):e81638

Cox, Rupert, Andrew Irving, Christopher Wright, eds, Beyond Text? Critical Practices

and Sensory Anthropology, Manchester University Press,2016

Feld, S. (1990) Sound and Sentiment, Birds, Weeping, Poetics, and Song in Kaluli Expression, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1990

Haklay, M., 2016, Making Participatory Sensing Meaningful, in Beebeejaun, Y. (ed.) The Participatory City, Jovis, pp. 154-161.

Hendy, D. (2013) Noise: A Human History of Sound and Listening. Profile Books

Hendy, David (2010) Listening in the dar: night-time radio and a ‘deep history of media, Media History, 16 (2). pp. 215-232. ISSN 1368-8804

Lane, C (2011) LISTENING FOR THE PAST A composer's ear-lead approach to exploring island culture past and present in the Outer Hebrides, in: Shima Vol 5 No 1, p. 114-127. Available online:

Architectural/Urban Planning Listening

Avidar, P., Ganchrow, R., & Kursell, J. (Eds.). (2009). Immersed: architectuur en geluid / sound and architecture. Rotterdam: Netherlands Architecture Institute

Bull, Michael (2013) Sound Mix: The Framing of Multi-Sensory Connections in Urban Culture. Soundeffects, 3 (3). ISSN 1904-500X

Bull, Michael (2001) Personal stereos and the aural reconfiguration of representational space. In: Munt, Sally R (ed.) Technospaces: inside the new media. Critical Research in Material Culture . Continuum, London ; New York, pp. 239-254. ISBN 9780826450036

Carlyle, A (2007) Autumn Leaves, Double Entendre.

Fischer von S., (2013) "Hörraum", "Klangraum", "Lautsphäre", "Membran", in: Lexikon der Raumphilosophie, (Ed. Stephan Günzel, Franziska Kpmmerling), WBG, Darmstadt

Fischer von, S. (2013) "Von der Konstruktion der Stille zur Konstruktion der Intimität", in: Auditive Medienkulturen. Techniken des Hörens und Praktiken der Klanggestaltung. (Hrsg. Jens Schröter, Axel Volmar), transcript, Bielefeld 2013, 249-267.

Fischer von, S. (2012) "Acoustics, Appropriated and Applied: Describing Sound in Architecture and Physics, Circa 1920.", in: Candide No. 6 (eds. Susanne Schindler, Andres Lepik, Axel Sowa), Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern 2012, p. 13-44.

Lacey, J. (2016) "Sonic Placemaking: ten attributes and three approaches for the creation of enduring urban sound art installations". Organised Sound.

Lacey, J. (2016) "Sonic Rupture: a practice-led approach to urban soundscape design, Bloomsbury.

Littlefield, D. and Lewis, S. (2007) Architectural voices; listening to old buildings. Wiley. ISBN 9780470016732 Available from:

Artistic Listening, Sound Studies

Carlyle, A & Lane, C (2013) On Listening, Uniform Books

Pinch, Trevor & K Bijsterveld. ‘Sound Studies: New Technologies and Music’. Soc Studs Sci 3 (2004): 635–48.

Pinch, T. J., and Karin Bijsterveld. The Oxford Handbook of Sound Studies. Oxford: OUP, 2011.

Toop, D (2005) Haunted Weather, Serpent's Tail

Toop, D (2016) Into the Maelstrom: Music, Improvisation and the Dream of Freedom: Before 1970, Bloomsbury Academic

Toop, D (2010) Sinister Resonance: The Mediumship of the Listener,  Continuum

Voegelin, S (2010), Listening to Noise and Silence: Toward a Philosophy of Sound Art. NY: Continuum,

Voegelin, S. (2014)Sonic Possible Worlds: Hearing the Continuum of Sound, NY: Bloomsbury

Biomedical/Medical Listening

Alzahrani, M., Bruton, A. and Barney, A., 2012. Computer aided lung sound analysis in smokers. European Respiratory Journal, 40(Suppl 56), p.P2276. 

Barney, A., Shadle, C.H. and Davies, P.O.A.L., 1999. Fluid flow in a dynamic mechanical model of the vocal folds and tract. I. Measurements and theory. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 105(1), pp.444-455. 

Barney, A., Martelli, S., Serrurier, A. and Steele, J., 2012. Articulatory capacity of Neanderthals, a very recent and human-like fossil hominin. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, 367(1585), pp.88-102. 

Barney, A., De Stefano, A. and Henrich, N., 2007. The effect of glottal opening on the acoustic response of the vocal tract. Acta Acustica united with Acustica, 93(6), pp.1046-1056. 

Bennett, S., Bruton, A., Barney, A., Havelock, T. and Bennett, M., 2015. The Relationship Between Crackle Characteristics and Airway Morphology in COPD. Respiratory care, 60(3), pp.412-421. 

Jesus, L.M., Barney, A., Santos, R., Caetano, J., Jorge, J. and Couto, P.S., 2009, September. Universidade de aveiro's voice evaluation protocol. In INTERSPEECH (pp. 971-974). 

Kniesburges, S., Thomson, S.L., Barney, A., Triep, M., Šidlof, P., Horáčcek, J., Brücker, C. and Becker, S., 2011. In vitro experimental investigation of voice production. Current bioinformatics, 6(3), p.305. 

Marques, A., Bruton, A. and Barney, A., 2006. Clinically useful outcome measures for physiotherapy airway clearance techniques: a review. Physical therapy reviews, 11(4), pp.299-307. 

Marques, A., Bruton, A. and Barney, A., 2009. The reliability of lung crackle characteristics in cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis patients in a clinical setting. Physiological measurement, 30(9), p.903. 

Marques, A., Bruton, A., Barney, A. and Hall, A., 2012. Are crackles an appropriate outcome measure for airway clearance therapy?. Respiratory care, 57(9), pp.1468-1475. 

Martelli, S, Serrurier, A.N.T.O.I.N.E., Barney, A. and Steele, J., 2010. 3-d morphometric and acoustic analysis of chimpanzee and human vocal tracts, and their use in the reconstruction of Neanderthal vocal tracts and their acoustic potential. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on the Evolution of Language (EVOLANG8’10) (pp. 449-450). 

Pinho, C.M., Jesus, L.M. and Barney, A., 2012. Weak voicing in fricative production. Journal of Phonetics, 40(5), pp.625-638. 

Pinho, C.M., Jesus, L.M. and Barney, A., 2013. Aerodynamic measures of speech in unilateral vocal fold paralysis (UVFP) patients. Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology, 38(1), pp.19-34. 

Pinho, C.M., Jesus, L.M. and Barney, A., 2009, September. Aerodynamics of fricative production in european portuguese. In INTERSPEECH (pp. 472-475). 

Pinho, C., Jesus, L.M. and Barney, A., 2010, July. Aerodynamics of voiced stop production. In International Conference on Voice Physiology and Biomechanics, Madison, WI

Rice, Tom. Hearing and the Hospital. Sean Kingston Publishing, 2013.

Swendiman 2014 and Wong, Zhang, Lo, Yang 2015;

Serrurier, A., Barney, A., Badin, P., Boë, L.J. and Savariaux, C., 2008. Comparative articulatory modelling of the tongue in speech and feeding. In Int. Seminar on Speech Production, ISSP08

Shadle, C.H., Barney, A. and Davies, P.O.A.L., 1999. Fluid flow in a dynamic mechanical model of the vocal folds and tract. II. Implications for speech production studies. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 105(1), pp.456-466. 

Geographical/Geological/Astronomical/Ecological Listening (oceanography/seismology/biology)

Booteldooren, D., Aspuru, I., Brown, L., Dubois, D., Guastavino, C., Lavandier, C., Nilsson, M., & Preis, A. (2013). Understanding and exchanging. In J. Kang, K. Chourmouziadou, K. Sakantamis, B. Wang & Y. Hao (Eds.), Soundscape of European cities and landscape (pp. 36-43). Oxford, UK: Soundscape-COST.

Bohannon, J. (2008) Listening to Distant Ice Crack Science  18 Jul 2008:
Vol. 321, Issue 5887, pp. 339 DOI: 10.1126/science.321.5887.339b

Carlyle, A. and Cathy Lane eds (2013) In the Field, The Art of Field Recording, Uniform Books, UK.

Devine, C (2015) Poetics of (Outer) Space, The Wire.

Jennett, C., Cognetti, E., Somerfield, J., and Haklay, M., 2016, Usability and interaction dimensions of participatory noise and ecological monitoring In Loreto, V., Haklay, M. , Hotho, A., Servedio, V.D.P, Stumme, G., Theunis, J., Tria, F.. (eds.) Participatory Sensing, Opinions and Collective Awareness. Springer. pp. 201-212.

Neilbo, F., Steele, D., & Guastavino, C. (2013). Investigating soundscape affordances through activity appropriateness. In Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics (Vol. 19 (ICA 2013 Montreal) p. 040059). ASA. doi:10.1121/1.4800502 (8 pages). Abstract published in The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 133(5), 3372. DOI:10.1121/1.4805786

Poloczanska ES, Richardson AJ, Listening to the Ocean’s Heartbeat. Science, 2008 Nov 21;322(5905):1188. doi: 10.1126/science.322.5905.1188a.

Ranft, R. (2001) Capturing & preserving the sounds of nature. In ‘Aural history: essays on recorded sound’. The British Library.

Rietbrock, A. (2007). Listening to the crackle of subducting oceanic plates. Science, 316(5830), 1439-1440. doi:10.1126/science.1141921

Schafer, R. Murray (1993). The Soundscape: Our Sonic Environment and the Tuning of the World. Destiny Books, Merrimac, MA. ISBN 978-089281455-8.

Tipp, C. (2011) An overview of early commercial wildlife recordings at the British Library. IASA, no 37: 47-54 

Tipp, C. (2013) Listening to lost voices. In ‘What happens now? (what can’t you hear?)’. Noch publishing

Language and Speech

Lane, C (2008) Playing With Words: The spoken word in artistic practice, Research Group for Artist Publications (RGAP), Cornerhouse Publications, (1st edition), Uniformbooks (2nd edition) accompanying audio compilation from Gruenrekorder 

Robert A. J. Clark, Monika Podsiadlo, Mark Fraser, Catherine Mayo, and Simon King. (2007), Statistical analysis of the Blizzard Challenge 2007 listening test results. In Proc. Blizzard 2007 (in Proc. Sixth ISCA Workshop on Speech Synthesis), Bonn, Germany, August 2007.

Literary Listening

Cascella, D. (2012), En Abime: Listening, Readerin, Wriring, ZeroBooks

Cascella, D. (2015) F.M.R.L. Footnotes, Mirages, Refrains and Leftover, ZeroBooks

Fiumara, G. C. (1990), The Other Side of Language: A Philosophy of Listening Paperback, UK: Routledge

Kreider, K, (2013) Poetics and Place : The Architecture of Sign, Subject and Site, London : I.B. Tauris, 2013. 280 p.

Science / Technical Listening

Rountree, Gilmore, Goudey, Hawkins, Luczkovich & Mann (2006), Listening to Fish, Applications of Passive Acoustics to Fisheries Science

10.1577/1548-8446(2006)31[433:LTF]2.0.CO;2 pages 433-446

Sterne, J. (2003), The Audible Past. Duke University Press

Supper A. and Karing Bijisterveld, (2015) Convincing: Modes of Listening and Sonic Skills in Knowledge Making, in Interdisciplinary Science Reviews Volume 40, Issue 2, 2015

10.1179/0308018815Z.000000000109, pages 124-144


Hermann, Thomas; Hunt, Andy; Neuhoff, John G (2011) The Sonification Handbook, Logos Publishing House, Germany.

Kramer, Gregory; Walker, Bruce; Bonebright, Terri; Cook, Perry; Flowers, John H.; Miner, Nadine; and Neuhoff, John, "Sonification Report: Status of the Field and Research Agenda" (2010). Faculty Publications, Department of Psychology. Paper

Kramer, Gregory (1994) Auditory Display: Sonification, Audification and Auditory Interfaces, Perseus Books, UK.

Polli, A. (2012) Soundscape, sonification, and sound activism in AI. & Society, vol. 27, Issue 2, pp. 257-268

Supper, Alexandra (2011), he Search for the “Killer Application”: Drawing the Boundaries around the Sonification of Scientific Data, in The Oxford Handbook of Sound Studies (Pinch, T. J., and Karin Bijsterveld eds), OUP, 2011




Sound Studies EU

Sound Studies Lab

Deep Listening

The London Sound Survey


Journal of Sonic Studies

Sound Studies Journal

Leonardo Music Journal


Institutions and Organisations

Sound Archive British Library

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