HEIKKI UIMONEN

Research Director

Heikki Uimonen (PhD) holds a post of research director at the University of Eastern Finland. He is an ethnomusicologist and a docent on acoustic communication and soundscape studies at the Universities of Tampere and Eastern Finland and part-time musician. Uimonen has published articles, a monograph and edited anthologies on music consumption, radio music, compact cassettes and changing sonic environments. His research interests include sonic construction of place, mediated music, social use of music, transforming soundscapes and how all these intertwine.

Uimonen was a member of COST project standardizing soundscape concept in Europe. He has worked as a member of the research group investigating six European villages in projects Acoustic Environment in Changeand Soundscapes and Cultural Sustainability including co-editing the book on the topic. European Acoustic Heritageproject was exploring the ways to define, describe, create, preserve and appreciate multiple sound cultures of Europe. Since then he has examined how combining contemporary audio technology can be used in soundscape participatory research. Uimonen has led research projects on environmental sounds including Transforming Finnish Soundscapes, sub-project on Health Supporting Multisensory Food Environment and currently Academy-of-Finland-financed ACMESOCS. Auditory Cultures, Mediated Sounds and Constructed Spaces (2019–2022).

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School of Humanities, Finnish Language and Cultural Research

Email

heikki.uimonen@uef.fi

Phone

+358 50 400 6442

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