Research at
The I.S.R.O

Research and practice at the Indian Sonic Research Organisation is grounded in the arts. Our residency program facilitates the work of artists pushing the boundaries of their sound practice who in turn share their research with our community. We support and work with a community of researchers from diverse disciplines. Take a look below at some of our current research programs.


Our practice is built on a commitment to disseminate research with our community members beyond traditional academic channels and is also built on a very strong D.I.Y aesthetic which enables us to work with limited resources. The outcome of our research is shared in the form of exhibitions, sound pieces, workshops, concerts, published papers, manuals, software and hardware.

Shreyasi Kar recording underwater sounds in Maldives

Featured Research

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Interface and Experience Design for a Web-based Archival System

Nithya Kirti and Arko Bhattacharjee helped with the design of Lekha, a digital archival platform. Nithya and Arko redesigned the archive architecture as a giant file manager prevalent in Unix-like computer interfaces, with similar functionality - easy organisation, nesting, navigating and sorting. Their design decisions were informed through intensive engagements with existing users of archives. For the design process they worked with techniques from usability and intuitive UI design and participatory design.

Nithya Kirti,

Arkoprabho Bhattacharjee


Current Research Themes – 2022

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News / Announcements

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Swiss Indian Network of Electronic Music and Sound

Swiss Indian Network of Experimental Music and Sound (SINEMS) is a residency and exchange program for Indian and Swiss artists and researchers who specialise in scientific and artistic research in sound technology and studies, experimental music and sound art. The program will nurture experimental sound and music practice between India and Switzerland.


SINEMS is supported by Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia under the "To-Gather" grant.

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