Audio Papers - a manifesto

Research output: Contribution to journalDebate/Note/Editorial


With this special issue of Seismograf we are happy to present a new format of articles: Audio Papers.

Audio papers resemble the regular essay or the academic text in that they deal with a certain topic of interest, but presented in the form of an audio production. The audio paper is an extension of the written paper through its specific use of media, a sonic awareness of aesthetics and materiality, and creative approach towards communication. The audio paper is a performative format working together with an affective and elaborate understanding of language. It is an experiment embracing intellectual arguments and creative work, papers and performances, written scholarship and sonic aesthetics.

For this special issue of Seismograf, the guidelines for authors and peer reviewers mainly focused on the format. Topic-wise we encouraged dealing with site-specificity and topics related to the island Amager, but other topics were welcomed as well. From our experience with the development of the concept, the workshops, the peer reviews and the editorial process, we suggest the following statements as a germinal manifesto for the audio paper.


External organisations
  • Roskilde University
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Arts


  • audio paper, soundscape, manifesto, performativity, site-specific
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
VolumeAUGUST 2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Aug 30
Publication categoryResearch
EventOut of Space?: Erratic, ephemeral & emerging cultural practices in illegal, illegitimate or intangible locations - University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 2017 Jun 212017 Jun 22

Related research output

Sanne Krogh Groth & Samson, K., 2019 May 27, (Accepted/In press) A Practical Aesthetics. Bloomsbury Academic

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Sanne Krogh Groth & Samson, K., 2017 Mar 8, In : Organised Sound. 22, 1, p. 101-111 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sanne Krogh Groth (ed.) & Samson, K. (ed.), 2016 Aug 30, In : Seismograf. AUGUST 2016

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial Issue (editor)

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Related activities

Groth, S. K. (Organiser), Östersjö, S. (Organiser)
2018 Dec 102018 Dec 11

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation of workshop/ seminar/ course

Groth, S. K. (Presenter), Kristine Samson (Presenter)
2018 Nov 202018 Nov 21

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Groth, S. K. (Invited speaker), Kristine Samson (Invited speaker)
2017 Jun 212017 Jun 22

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

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