I have recently completed a PhD Research Degree at University of the Arts, London. My practice-based research, titled "Mapping experiences of inner sounds" investigates sounds in thoughts, asking if we hear sounds in our minds, what they mean to us and where they come from.
My sound art and performance practice form an integral part of the research process, driving the research forward, often functioning as a way for me to work through and make sense of complex intersecting ideas and concepts.
Through my research, I have defined inner sounds as 'sounds we hear in both our conscious and unconscious mind, similar to, but different from an inner voice.'
My research investigates strategies of articulating and making inner sounds audible, and exploring the possibility, or impossibility, of developing a language to externalise and map experiences of inner sounds. The research also asks what a greater understanding of inner sounds means for our wider, cultural perception of listening, sound and sonic art.