On February 13 (Saturday), we signalled the World Radio Day with a conversation about a medium that is both practical and magical. From 6pm, we joined Ana Galvão, Radio Renascença, Rita Colaço, Antena 1, and Luís Oliveira, Antena 3, in a Zoom session open to all to celebrate this date instituted by UNESCO 10 years ago.
The researchers Madalena Oliveira and Cláudia Martinho, from the AUDIRE project team, are participating in the VI International Congress on Cultures. In the communication that they will present at the table “Memory, art, museology and cultural expressions”, the authors seek to question the artistic dimension of sound productions, the aestheticisation of listening, the vocation of museums and the reconfiguration of the concept of exhibition itself.
The links for the sessions of the online meeting LISTEN, FEEL, SAVE have already been disclosed to registered participants. If any participant has not received the message, please contact the organization by email firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration ends on July 16.
The detailed program of the online meeting LISTEN, FEEL, SAVE is now available. From 2pm to 3:30pm, the meeting is divided into 4 parallel rooms for presentation of communications. The link to the sessions will be disclosed to participants registered by email on the eve of the meeting.
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.
The LISTEN. FEEL. SAVE meeting program is now available. We have the participation of four invited speakers for a round table during which we will talk about what we have heard and about the preservation of sound heritage.
Extinction Calls is a sound installation that calls for listening as a way of reconnecting with the environment. Promoting sound encounters with extinct and critically endangered bird species, this creation is a proposal to recover the enchantment of bird communication. It premiered at MAAT (Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology), in Lisbon, on June 10th, and can be heard until January 2021.
The project was commissioned to the artist Cláudia Martinho, who has also been a member of the AUDIRE research team since April 2020. Architect, PhD in Sonic Arts from the University of London, she works at CECS in the field of sound studies, sound culture and acoustic aesthetics. She is also interested in creative sound practices, sound art, acoustic environments, soundwalking and psychoacoustics.
To mark the International Day of Listening, we are organising an online meeting for July 17 that aims to reflect on the challenge of listening, on what the sound makes known and on the relevance of the preservation of our acoustic memories. The initiative is open to the participation of other researchers, who may submit proposals for communication until June 26.
Subscription is free. A digital certificate is issued for participation.
The confinement period we experienced following the COVID-19 pandemic exposed us to a different sound atmosphere. 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. For several weeks, the world around us reverberated with a kind of echo from the distance.
In a free initiative, the AUDIRE project invited other ears to listen to the acoustic effects of the COVID-19 containment quarantine. The recordings show a certain sound consensus around the sounds of natural landscapes, the echo of empty cities and the percussion of domestic environments.