Research —

Peer Reviewed Publications:

—’Presentness in Displaced Sound‘, Leonardo Music Journal Vol 23: Sound Art, November 2013

— ‘Score as Relationship: from Scores to Score Spaces to Scorescapes’, in Sound and Score: Essays on Sound, Score and Notation Orpheus Institute Series, Leuven University Press,  2013

— ‘Scorescapes: on Sound, Environment and Sonic Consciousness: Abstract‘, Leonardo Abstract Services, Leonardo Electronic Almanac, online October 2012

—’Techno-Intuition: Notes on Using Sound to Relate to Our Environment‘,  Proceedings of International Symposium of Electronic Arts, ISEA12 Albuquerque, September 2012

—’Tuning In and Spacing Out: Notes on the Presentness of Sound‘, with Edward Shanken, Proceedings of International Symposium of Electronic Arts, ISEA12 Albuquerque, September 2012

— ‘Understanding Underwater: the Art and Science of Interpreting Whale Sounds‘, in Interference: A Journal of Audio Culture Issue 2 online, June 2012

— ‘Making the Inaudible Audible: Strategies and Disagreements’, Proceedings of International Symposium of Electronic Arts, ISEA 2010 Ruhr, Dortmund, August 2010

— ‘Field: Thoughts on the Extremities of Field Recordings’, Proceedings of Sounding Out Conference, Bournemouth September 2010

— ‘Taking Soundings: A Composer’s Investigations into Technologies of Navigation’, Proceedings of  International Conference Mutamorphosis: Challenging Arts and Sciences, Prague 2007

— ‘Taking Soundings: Investigating Coastal Navigations and Orientations in Sound’, Proceedings of 4th International Mobile Music Workshop, Amsterdam 2007

— ‘The Building as Instrument’, in Ros Bandt et al. eds. Hearing Places: Sound, Place, Time and Culture Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007 

— ‘Inside-Out Instrument’. Journal paper in: Contemporary Music Review, Special Issue Bodily Instruments and Instrumental Bodies, Contemporary Music Review Vol25/1+2, Routledge 2006

— ‘The Meta-Orchestra: Research by Practice in Group Multi-Disciplinary Electronic Arts’. Journal paper, including video documentation, in: Journal of Organised Sound (special issue collaboration and intermedia), 9/3, (December), Cambridge University Press 2004

— ‘Approaches to Creating Interactivated Spaces, from Intimate to Inhabited Interfaces’. Journal paper, co-authored by Yolande Harris and Bert Bongers, Journal of Organised Sound vol 7/3 (special issue on interactivity) 2002 

— ‘Architecture and motion. Ideas on fluidity in sound, image and space’. Conference paper in: Proceedings of Symposium on Systems Research in the Arts. Baden Baden, Germany 2002

— ‘A structured instrument design approach: The Video-Organ’. Conference paper, co-authored by Yolande Harris and Bert Bongers in: Proceedings of NIME Conference. MediaLabEurope. Dublin, Ireland 2002 


PhD Thesis:
— ‘Scorescapes: on Sound, Environment and Sonic Consciousness’ 50000 words with artistic practice. DocArtes programme, Leiden University NL, 2011. available to download on the Leiden University Repository:

MPhil Thesis:
— ‘Exploration in Movement: Towards the Symbiosis of Architecture, Moving Image and Music’ (15,000 words) with audiovisual thesis ‘Architecture in Motion’ (15 minutes), University of Cambridge, Department of Architecture, 2000

 — ‘From Moving Image to Moving Architecture‘  University of Cambridge, Department of Architecture, 2000


— ‘Sun Run Sun: The Satellite Sounders’, by Matthias Ulrich, in ‘Playing the City: Interviews’, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt and Sternberg Press. Forthcoming 25 May 2012.

—  ‘Aiming for Dead Reckoning: A conversation between Yolande Harris and Annet Dekker’, by Annet Dekker , in Brickwood, Cathy and Annet Dekker (eds.), Navigating E-Culture (Amsterdam: Virtueel Platform, 2009) with video documentation of Sun Run Sun on DVD.

— ‘Dolphins, Spectograms and Scorescapes: an interview with Yolande Harris’ by Morgan Currie, Masters of Media Blog, University of Amsterdam, 2009

— ‘A Journey Through Sound: an interview with Yolande Harris’ by Carmen Hutting and Annet Dekker, TagMag 5, <>TAG publication, Den Haag 2008 


Published writings by others (selection):

Hoy, Meredith. “Digital Sensing: Intersections of Sonification and Visualization in Media Arts” in ISEA2012 Machine Wilderness: Special Media-N edition, Journal of New Media Caucus, CAA 2013.

Hammonds, Kit. “Beating the Bounds”. Ground Level Exhibition Catalogue discussing Taking Soundings. London: Hayward Publishing, 2010.

Dekker, Annet.  “New Ways of Seeing: Artistic Usage of Locative Media”, discussing Sun Run Sun. Penny, S. et al, eds., 2010. Proceedings of Digital Arts and Culture. CD-ROM and Online Electronic Archive and Print Edition. Berkeley: University of California Press. 2009. .

Colpani, M.  “New Media Shaping of Perception of Space and Perception of the Body”. MA thesis, University of Amsterdam, 2010.

Zaragoza, S. ‘SPACE, but not as we know it: Locative Mapping and Non-Representational Geographies.’ MA Thesis, University of Amsterdam, 2010. .

— ‘Knowing Art / Transcending Science: Perception, Consciousness, Synchronicity and Transgnosis’ by Edward A. Shanken, in Exhibition Catalogue for Esemplasticism: The Truth is A Compromise, discusses installation Pink Noise, TAG/CTM Berlin 2010

— ‘Tolerance Rather than Hospitality: Free to Move, Left to Do Your Own Thing, Yolande Harris’ by Danielle Van Zuilen, article based on an interview, Dutch Mountains no.1 SICA Dutch Centre for International Cultural Activities, Amsterdam  2010 

— ‘Sun Run Sun: Satellite Sounders’ in Matthias Ulrich ed. Playing the City Exhibition Catalogue with video documentation on DVD, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, (September 2009)

Art and Electronic Media, Edward A. Shanken (Phaidon 2009) mention of A Collection of Circles (2005) and Sun Run Sun (2008) in Survey chapter.

— ‘Acoustic Ecology and the Experimental Music Tradition’ by David Dunn, New Music Box, January 9, 2008 mentioned as one of 20 practitioners in the field.

— ‘Possibility of Action: The Life of the Score’, Taking Soundings in exhibition catalogue 16 June – 5 October 2008, Study and Documentation Center, Contemporary Art Museum Barcelona / MACBA

— ‘Sun Run Sun and Taking Soundings’ in Atau Tanaka et al. eds. Creative Interactions – The Mobile Music Workshop 2004 – 2008, (University for Applied Arts, Vienna, 2008)

— ‘Het Nieuwe Media Effect’ Thijs Witty in Xi 17.1 Kwartaalblad over Film, Televisie en Nieuwe Media, University of Amsterdam. 2008 Review of performance at Re:Visie Utrecht

— ‘Sun Run Sun, perceiving spaces after GPS’, by Vito Campanelli, Review in, Italy 4 June 2008

— ‘Media Art in Pulic Space in the Netherlands’ by Heiner Holtappels, Eyeball Media Arts Web-zine, Korea, April 2008

— Taking Soundings review on new media blog We Make Money Not Art by Regine Debaty, May 15 2007


— ‘Scorescapes: Scores, Environment and Sonic Consciouness’ online documentation of artistic research and process 

— ‘Sun Run Sun’ online documentation of artistic research and process

 — Meta-Orchestra report 2004