Online meeting: SOUND, ART AND MEDIA

18 February, 2021


Sound is a physical vibration that informs our daily experience. But it is also a language through which we also express our rational and affective experience. Thinking of sound as a connection and relationship, as an expression of flow and time, the Audire project team and Sopcom’s Radio and Sound Media working group invite researchers, professionals, students and artists to an online meeting, about the power of sound in communication.


How does sound impact the way we see the world? Can sound art promote engaged and active listening? How relevant is sound within a visual media culture? In addition to a plenary conference, this meeting also has space for the presentation of scientific works, and an online exhibition of sound artworks is also expected.


The event takes place on April 8 (only in the afternoon), entirely in English. The call for papers closes on March 15.

World Radio Day

6 February, 2021


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.


To discuss the concept of sound art

19 November, 2020


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.


November 20, at 12pm, online.


11 July, 2020

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.


30 June, 2020


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 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



Participants will be issued a certificate of participation in digital format.


26 June, 2020

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.

The period to submit work proposals is extended until 30 JuneRegistration is free and can be made until 16 July.

Researcher of the AUDIRE project exhibits at MAAT

18 June, 2020
Image credits: Nature photo created by bearfotos –

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.

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