Marie Højlund

Marie Højlund is a sound artist, composer and assistant professor in sound studies at Aarhus University, Denmark. In 2017 she finished her practice-based Ph.D. about sound, noise and atmospheres in Danish hospitals, developing a (dark) attuning approachcapable of accommodating both the multisensory atmosphere and the active engagement of the enactive user. Since 2017 she has developed this approach further through sonic interaction design and sound art e.g. through a gigantic wind-mill controlling the tempo of music throughout 2018 in the project Nephew vs. Overheard, imagining the sound world of a woman turning blind in Dancer in the Dark at Aarhus Theatre and placing a range of sound installations around Denmark mixed together through audio satellites on a website in the project The Overheard. As a composer she has received numerous grants, awards and commissions and released several albums. She is also a part of the Danish band Nephew.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.