SoundEffects 8.1

Sound and Senses

by Iben Have & Helle Breth Klausen (eds.) (2019)

This special issue of SoundEffects addresses matters that have to do with sound in relation to the senses – perceptually, socially, culturally and technologically. The issue reflects on ways in which sound in different mediated forms interferes and works with multiple of our senses in order to affect us.


Sound and senses.
   / Iben Have & Helle Breth Klausen


Figures of resonance: Reading at the edges of attention.
   / Lutz Koepnick

Dyslexia, distraction and ambient noise: The role of hearing in reading disabilities and delays.
   / Marcia Jenneth Epstein

An acoustemology of streaming media and information and communication technologies.
   / Christian Benvenuti

Foggy notion: Sound and weather, and the intermingled senses.
   / Jennifer Lucy Allan

Interpenetration of vibrating thresholds: Eroticism, sound and sensorial intimacy (Eduardo Abrantes

'Safe and sound': What technologically-mediated ASMR is capable of through sound.
   / Helle Breth Klausen

override: An experiment in interrupting the congruity of audio-visual relationships‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬.
   / Iris Garrelfs

Divine agency: Bringing to light the voice figures of Margaret Watts-Hughes.
   / Rob Mullender

Formulating a ‘cinematic listener’ for John Zorn’s file card compositions.
   / Maurice Windleburn


Schaeffer, Pierre (2017). Treatise of Musical Objects – An Essay Across Disciplines.
   / Patrick Valiquet

The whole issue can be found here:

SoundEffects ( is an open access, international, peer-reviewed journal on sound and sound experience operating on the Open Journal System. SoundEffects brings together a plurality of theories, methodologies, and historical approaches applicable to sound as both mediated and unmediated experience. The journal primarily addresses disciplines within media and communication studies, aesthetics, musicology, comparative literature, cultural studies, psychology and sociology. In order to push the boundary of interdisciplinary sound studies into new areas, we also encourage contributions from disciplines such as health care, architecture, and sound design. As an international journal taking a humanities-based interdisciplinary approach to sound, SoundEffects is responding to the increasing global interest in sound studies.


SoundEffects 8,1 (2019): Sound and Senses.
Edited by Iben Have and Helle Breth Klausen.