In the free initiative Sounds of Distance, the AUDIRE project invited other ears to listen and record the acoustic effects of the COVID-19 containment quarantine. Quieter than usual, distant from the noise of the traffic and movement of cities, this new acoustic landscape brought to the foreground sounds to which we are usually less sensitive. The result was about 66 contributions from audio records.
The AUDIRE project now proposes to continue this collaborative project in the form of an online sound creation workshop. The proposal is to create soundscapes using the audio recordings of Sounds of Distance as a starting point, imagining and recomposing narratives and fictions, making free use of other sounds, music and voice.
The workshop will have two dynamics:
– Session I, July 6, 2020, from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, via Zoom platform – collective listening session on soundscape creations
– Session II, July 13, 2020, between 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (individual scheduling), via the Zoom platform – individual session (30 minutes) for listening to works and guiding the creation of each participant.
The sound creations produced within the scope of the workshop must be completed and delivered by July 16, 2020.
The results of each participant will be published on the audire.pt page. A selection of sound creations will also be presented during the online meeting Listen, Feel. Save. Sound experience and acoustic ecology, on July 17, 2020.
Computer with audio editing and compositing software (can be a free software like Audacity) and basic knowledge of these tools.
Registration until July 3, 2020 via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Participants will be issued a certificate of participation in digital format.