Patricia Jäggi is a senior research associate at the Lucerne School of Music, and works in the fields of Sound Studies, Radio, and Sound Art. Her main research focus is on practices, politics, and the ecology of listening. She is currently working in the SNSF-funded project "Seeking Birdscapes", which explores practices of aural perception, meaning-making, and audio recording of birds in ornithology and sound art. She also works at the interface of research, mediation, and art, and is especially interested in further developing soundwalking as an explorative and artistic practice. For that she was awarded the PRIX Giuseppe G. Englert 20/21.
She recently published Im Rauschen der Schweizer Alpen (In the Murmur of the Swiss Alps), a book on national representation, reception noises, and subversive listening on Cold War shortwave radio. This grew out of the project "Broadcasting Swissness" and her PhD-studies in Cultural Anthropology at the University of Basel, during which time she was a research fellow at the Institute for Media and Music studies at Humboldt University, Berlin. She was also part of the curatorial team for “Radiophonic Spaces,” an exhibition at the Tinguely Museum Basel, the Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, and the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, whose database on radio art was recently made public and accessible online.