A peer-reviewed platform for contemporary music and sound art

About PR

Seismograf/peer is a peer-reviewed online platform devoted to practical and theoretical issues in relation to contemporary music and sound art.

Seismograf/peer covers a broad range of topics including sonic materialities, modes of listening, philosophy of sound and music, aesthetics, technology and audio visuality as well as performative, curatorial and archival matters related to the sonic arts.

Seismograf/peer encourages a wide spread of methodologies and theoretical discourses, ranging from more established academic approaches such as sound studies, musicology, cultural studies and performance studies to artistic research, practice-based research, artist writing and media archaeology.


Seismograf/peer is hosted by Seismograf, the oldest and most modern Nordic music journal. Seismograf has a long and strong tradition of publishing essays, interviews and reviews by music journalists and critics as well as academics and composers, acting as an inspiring and important platform within the field. Seismograf/peer is a natural development of this tradition, acknowledging the demands of publication within universities, music academies and art schools.

Seismograf is supported by the Danish Arts Council, the Danish Composers’ Society and Independent Research Fund Denmark.


Articles published within the framework of Seismograf/peer will undergo rigorous peer review, based on initial screening by editors and anonymised refereeing by at least two anonymous referees. Submitted contributions have to be original and must not have been published or submitted elsewhere.

Uncovering the process

To uncover the various layers of knowledge production within the process of generating an academic article, Seismograf/peer intends to make the peer review process transparent, aiming for a dialogue instead of a one-way communication. In practice this means additional publications in direct relation to the final article that display, reflect and communicate the processes of knowledge production (e.g. the reviews), giving the published articles additional dynamic perspectives. All involved in this process are acquainted with the selected material before the final publication.


-  Standard: Articles have to follow the Harvard style of referencing.

-  Length: The editors recommend 4-8,000 words, but shorter and longer contributions will also be taken into account.

-  Abstract: Abstracts of 100-150 words are required for all articles submitted.

-  Language: Only articles in English are accepted.

-  Multimedia: Embedded videos, photos, sound files and links to online platforms are welcome. Copyrights need to be cleared by the authors. 


Sanne Krogh Groth (Lund University)
Groth (b.1975) holds a PhD degree from Musicology, University of Copenhagen (2010). Her book Politics and Aesthetics in Electronic Music (Kehrer Verlag 2014) is a historical study of the Swedish electro acoustic music studio EMS during the 1960s and 1970s. Groth is MA in Musicology and Theatre studies (2003). She has previously been assistant professor at Roskilde University (2011-2015) and project researcher at The Royal Library, Copenhagen (2015-16). She has published internationally and curated at occationally events and exhibitions. She is since 2011 editor-in-chief of Seismograf and since 2017 assosciate professor at Lund University.

Morten Riis (Aarhus University)
Riis (b.1980) holds a PhD degree from Aarhus University where his research primarily is situated within the media archaeological research tradition. He currently holds a post doc position at Aarhus University, and is director of the electronic music department at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus. Besides his academic work he is a very active sound artist having received numerous grants and commissions, released several albums, played numerous concerts and exhibited sound installations internationally.

Ulrik Schmidt (Roskilde University)
Schmidt holds a PhD from University of Copenhagen. He is currently associate professor in Performance-design at Roskilde University, Denmark. His main research is in cross-aesthetic issues in modern and contemporary culture. Schmidt has published on various topics including music production and sound design, ubiquituous computing, architecture, digital art, minimalism, silent comedy, light art and design, and psychedelic animation. His recent book The Ambient – Sensation, Mediatization, Environment, Aarhus University Press, 2013 (in Danish), investigates ambient aesthetization in modern culture. 


Anette Vandsø 
Aarhus University

Ansa Lønstrup
Aarhus University

Damien Harron
Leeds College of Music 

Fabian Holt
Roskilde University

Jacob Kreutzfeldt
University of Copenhagen 

Jens Hjortkjær
University of Copenhagen

Juilana Hodkinson
Freelance composer

Kersten Glandien
University of Brighton

Leigh Landy 
De Montfort University

Mads Walther-Hansen
Aalborg University

Marianne Ping-Huang
Aarhus University

Michael Fjeldsøe
University of Copenhagen

Morten Breinbjerg
Aarhus University

Nicolas Collins
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Ola Stockfelt
University of Gothenberg

Robin McGinley
Stockholm University

Simon Waters
Queen's University Belfast

Søren Møller Sørensen
University of Copenhagen

Tania Ørum 
University of Copenhagen

Thomas Bjørnsten
Aarhus University

Thor Magnusson
Univeristy of Brighton

Torben Sangild
Freelance writer

Holger Schulze
University of Copenhagen