Audible Absence

The doctoral project conceptualizes ambient sound or “ambience” inquiring about its role in creating a sense of presence, site-specificity, embodiment and spatiality inside the interior world of film and media production. The PhD degree was awarded on 9th March 2017 at Leiden University. Outcomes of the project include three books in progress:

Other publications:

2017. “The World Within the Home: Tracing the Sound in Satyajit Ray’s Films”, Music, Sound, and the Moving Image, Liverpool University Press. Accepted. 

2017. “Talking Field: Listening to the Troubled Site.” Journal for Artistic Research 13.

2016. “Being There: Evocation of the Site in Contemporary Indian Cinema”, Journal of Sonic Studies 12, Leiden University Press.

2016. Émergence de nouvelles conceptions sonores”, in Térésa Faucon and Amandine D’Azevedo (eds.), In/dépendances des cinémas indiens. Cartographie des formes, des genres et des régions (pp. 40 – 44), Paris: Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle.

2015. The Auditory Spectacle: designing sound for the ‘dubbing era’ of Indian cinemaThe New Soundtrack 5/1: 55–68, Edinburgh University Press.

2014. Sonic drifting: sound, city and psychogeographySoundEffects 3/3: 138 – 152 (special issue ‘Urban Sound’).

2014. “The Invisible Sound: A study in the trajectories of sound practice in Indian films by online archival research“, IASA journal 42.

2013. The cinematic soundscape: conceptualising the use of sound in Indian filmsSoundEffects 2/2: 65 – 78.

2012. Sonification of Cinema: studying the use of location sound in Indian films, Music & The Moving Image conference proceedings, NYU, New York.

2012. Sonic menageries: composing the sound of place, Organised Sound 17/3: 223-229, Cambridge University Press.