Dr. Meri Kytö

Guest researcher Sound Studies Lab 2017
Active Member

15th March 2017 - 15th June 2017

Research Focus
  • Sonic privacy and domestication in urban environments
  • Technology, agency and the senses
  • Soundscape methodology
Curriculum Vitae

Meri Kytö (*1979) is a post-doctoral researcher in music studies at the University of Tampere. Her dissertation (2013) investigated articulations of private and common acoustic spaces in urban environments, especially Istanbul. Currently she’s writing on sensory agency of technology, library soundscape design and a critique of the concept of acoustic community. Her previous work has been on cultural intimacy in film sound, ecocritism in soundscape composition, online frustration of neighborhood noise and apartment home acoustemology. She has been active in the Finnish Society for Acoustic Ecology and it’s projects since 2000, currently curating the FSAE online soundscape archive. She is the editor of the Finnish Yearbook of Ethnomusicology and on the editorial board of Soundscape: the Journal of Acoustic Ecology. A committed advocate of transdisciplinarity, she is also the vice-president of the Finnish Society for Ethnomusicology, a board member of the Finnish Musicological Society and an active member of the ECREA Media and the city TWG.

Selected Publications
  • Sonic Resistance: Gezi Park Protests and the Political Soundscapes of Istanbul. Invisible Landscapes: Popular Music and Spacialities. Ed. Giacomo Bottà. Münster & New York: Waxmann, 2016. (Together with S. Özgün.)
  • Busking and negotiations of urban acoustic space in SouthBank, London. The Auditory Culture Reader, 2nd edition. Eds. Les Back & Michael Bull. London: Bloomsbury, 2015. (Together with E. Hytönen-Ng.)
  • Soundscapes of Istanbul in Turkish film soundtracks. The Oxford Handbook of New Audiovisual Aesthetics. Eds. Claudia Gorbman, John Richardson & Carol Vernallis. New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013: 391–413.
  • ‘We are the rebellious voice of the terraces, we are Çarşı’: constructing a football supporter group through sound. Soccer & Society, 1/12, 2011: 77–93. (Reprinted in Sound studies, vol III: Sound Spaces, Places, Cultures, and Technologies. Ed. Michael Bull. London: Routledge, 2013.)