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I Delmotte

Dr Isabelle Delmotte

PhD (SCU, Australia), MFA Research (U.N.S.W, Australia)

Email: [email protected]

Current project

Locating ‘nature’ in the soundscapes of popular wildlife documentaries
My current project explores phenomenological experiences of sound professionals at various production stages of popular nature and/or wildlife programmes. More than ever digital technologies have transformed audio devices to be at once multi- sensory receptors, transmitters, recorders and amplifiers thus remodeling our lived cultural and mediatised landscapes. The research examines the combination of audio-visual conventions, environmental consciousness, audience experiences and phenomenology of aesthetic practices within the framework of sensory ethnography and sensory anthropology


  • Delmotte, I. A. (2015). Freeing the imagination: ‘The best movie is the one in my head’. Studies in Australasian Cinema, 9(2), 171-186. doi:10.1080/17503175.2015.1060002
  • Delmotte, I. A. (2014). Tuned in and hands on: Sound designers beyond technical expertise. Journal of Sonic Studies, 6(1), 1-12. Retrieved from nr01/a06