Edition 5: sonic thoughts

Luigi Archetti, Detail from Songs (2018) at Serendipity Arts Festival 2018 Mural, sound installation, drawing & video


“A slow but inevitable foregrounding of sound in sensorial, material, and conceptual domains over the second half of the twentieth century, has unfolded in art, literature, and the humanities, not to mention popular culture… Across disciplines scholars, practitioners, and artists alike were attempting to grasp sound beyond music, beyond object, beyond material; sound as a legitimate artistic “concern”; and the numerous other iterative descriptions, arguments, provocations, psychic animations, morphologies, typologies, and meanings that would extend our understanding of the auditory realm and the very many things contained within it and without.”

– Gautam Pemmaraju, “Space and Place: Sonic Thoughts, Tensions, and Trajectories” in Projects/Processes, 2019 

For the upcoming issue of Write | Art | Connect, we invite pitches on the thematic of sound with a focus on audio formats, sound histories, vernacular sound archives, sound art and experimental sound practices; on noise/silence and the act of listening. Send us your sonic thoughts!

Please submit brief outlines of no more than 200 words for a proposed essay to [email protected] with the subject line “sonic thoughts: submission” latest by June 17 2022. 


  • Final selection of proposals will be made by 1 July 2022.
  • If your abstract is selected, we would require an essay of no more than 1,200 words.
  • We would encourage you to include images, audio or video links with your essay.
  • Kindly do clear the necessary permissions if and where required.
  • We will offer a fee of INR 6,500/- for your essay.