Seismograf Peer

A peer-reviewed platform for contemporary music and sound art

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 the 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.

Our platform appears in the Danish, the Norwegian, and the Finnish registers for scientific journals.


Seismograf Peer is hosted by Seismograf, a Danish magazine with a long and proud 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, Danish Composers’ Society and Independent Research Fund Denmark.

Articles and audio papers 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. We only publish contributions as part of thematic issues. Suggestions to themes, guest-editors and journal collaborations are very welcome. 

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 and bibliographies have to follow the Harvard style (in-text) of referencing.
-  Length: The editors recommend 4-8,000 words or 12-15 minutes for audio papers, but shorter and longer contributions will also be taken into account.
-  Abstract: Abstracts of 100-150 words are required for all articles and audio papers submitted.
-  Language: Only contributions 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, editor-in-chief (Lund University) holds a PhD degree from Musicology, University of Copenhagen (2010). She is author of the book Politics and Aesthetics in Electronic Music (Kehrer 2014) and co-editor of Bloomsbury Handbook of Sound Art (with Holger Schulze, 2020). 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). Since 2017 she is an associate professor at Lund University, where she also is director of the Sound Environment Centre (2019-). She was the editor-in-chief of Seismograf from 2011 to 2018; since 2019 she is the editor-in-chief of Seismograf Peer.

Morten Riis (Aarhus University) 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) 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 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 

Henrik Frisk
Royal College of Music, Stockholm

Jacob Kreutzfeldt
Arts and Culture Consultant 

Jens Hjortkjær
Technical University of Denmark

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

Stefan Östersjö
Luleå University of Technology

Søren Møller Sørensen
University of Copenhagen

Tania Ørum 
University of Copenhagen

Thor Magnusson
Univeristy of Brighton

Torben Sangild
Freelance writer

Holger Schulze
University of Copenhagen