ECHOES#1 _ 12 – 14 JULY 2013

What´s the influence of Soundscapes on our daily lives? Since we are responsible for most of the noise emission of the spaces we inhabit, how do we think and “design” the soundscape of our city?

The meeting point is at Sinel de Cordes palace (home of Lisbon Architecture Triennale). In the afternoon the sound artist / musician Carlos Santos proposes a workshop on aural territories. In the evening we watch the films “Listen” by David New and “the Conversation” by Francis Ford Coppola. Also on Friday, we will be able to listen to the results of the 1st OPEN CALL radio programmed by artist / editor Paulo Raposo and we open the gardens of the palace for a party.

The first weekend ECOS invites us to think about Lisbon’s soundscapes by taking a tug boat ride through the river Tagus until the center of the bridge 25 de Abril. On sunday at Panteão Nacional, musicians Ernesto Rodrigues (viola), Bertrand Gauguet (saxophone) and Ricardo Guerreiro (electronic), will explore the symbolic and accoustic characteristics of the monument through musical improvisation “near silence”.

To follow live or through radio Stress.fm., a conversation between all the guests moderated by the investigator and director Raquel Castro takes place on Saturday after the soundwalk in the river Tagus.


FRIDAY / 12 JULY

FILMS / LISTEN (David New) + THE CONVERSATION (Francis Ford Coppola) / 21.30H / Lisbon Triennale / Sinel de Cordes Palace

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LISTEN
2009 / colour / 6´21´´
Director / David New

“A soundscape is any collection of sounds, almost like a painting is a collection of visual attractions,” says composer R. Murray Schafer. “When you listen carefully to the soundscape it becomes quite miraculous.” David New’s portrait of the renowned composer becomes a lesson unto itself, gracing viewers (and listeners) with a singular moment of interactive subjectivity. This film was produced for the 2009 Governor General’s Performing Arts Award.


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THE CONVERSATION
1974 / colour / 113´
Written and Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
Starring / Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield

“A paranoid and personally-secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that a couple he is spying on will be murdered.”

PARTY / DJ SET: TRA$H CONVERTERS / 23.30h / Sinel de Cordes Palace Garden

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The TRA$H CONVERTERS team (M.Sá and FAD!GAZ) shows the playful side of the record label VARIZ positing an unusual Electro-Space-Disco-Noise-Techno-Pop-Acid-House DJ set.

“The TRA$H Converters duo, Miguel Sá and Fernando Fadigas, has fun recycling Pop Trash by means of saturated electronics and everyone rocks to it.” – Vitor Belanciano in Y, Público.

“Miguel and Fernando, the Batman and Robin of Portuguese electronica? Well that’s the abiding memory of this swashbuckling duo who made their Dublin debut performances. [...] From small steps to leaps and bounds. This is the beginning. ” – Michael McDermott, A Dublin Odyssey.

SATURDAY / 13 JULY

SOUNDWALK / 25 de ABRIL BRIDGE / 17h / Cais da Rocha Conde Óbidos

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We invite the public for a soundwalk on board of a tug across the river Tagus to underneath the center of 25 de Abril bridge.

Maximum of participants: 20

Notes and requirements:

The soundwalk takes place in the afternoon at estimated time 5 p.m. Due to unpredictable Lisbon’s harbour schedule the exact hour may suffer some changes. Participants shall leave their contacts in order to be informed of the exact hour a few days before the soundwalk occurs.

Participants must bring confortable and rubber sole shoes.

TALK / RAQUEL CASTRO + Guests / 19.30h / Streaming : www.stress.fm

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RAQUEL CASTRO – MODERATOR

GUESTS: PAULO RAPOSO / ERNESTO RODRIGUES / CARLOS SANTOS / BERTRAND GAUGUET / RICARDO GUERREIRO

While hearing is just an act of detecting a certain sound, listening reffers to a state of active attention and reaction to the meaning a sound may contain. Listening is an active complement of hearing. It is the way to process the sonic information which is potentially meaningful to the brain. Therefore it is through listening that we can feel life happenings, share cultural symbols, stimulate emotions, effectively communicate, build up social relations, experience time’s movement and retain memory of the experiences.

Soundscapes are therefore demonstrations of rythmic sistems based on time-space dimensions, essentials to the sound world. Those who pretend to think carefully about this shall keep their ears wide open not only for words, speeches or noises but to listen to a house, a street or a city as a musical composition. A city’s soundscape is as evocative as its smells. Even in silent hours there is always the murmur of a city talking to itself always active.

The soundscapes study embraces such different areas as acoustics, psycoacoustics, otology, audiology, noise reducing practices, communication and soundrecording engineering (electroacoustic and electronic music), aural perception’s pattern and music and speech’s structural analysis. Any of these areas deal with different aspects of soundscape and aims to answer the same questions: “what is the relationship between the man and the surrounding sounds and what happens when these sounds change? Is the world’s soundscape an indeterminate and uncontrollable composition or are we the composers and performers therefore the responsables for its shape and beauty?”


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SUNDAY / 14 JULY

CONCERT / E. RODRIGUES + R. GUERREIRO + B. GAUGUET / 19h / National Pantheon

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ERNESTO RODRIGUES _ VIOLA
BERTRAND GAUGUET _ SAXOPHONE
RICARDO GUERREIRO _ ELECTRONICS

Ernesto Rodrigues (viola), Bertrand Gauguet (saxophone) and Ricardo Guerreiro (computer) will meet with the silences of National Pantheon for a moment without no predictable way or destination.

12 – 13 – 14 JULY

WORKSHOP / CARLOS SANTOS / 2-6 p.m. / Lisbon Triennale / Sinel de Cordes Palace

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AURAL TERRITORIES by Carlos Santos

“Durante vinte e cinco séculos, o conhecimento ocidental tentou observar o mundo. Fracassou no sentido em que o entendimento do mundo não é observável. É audível… Agora temos que aprender a julgar uma sociedade através do seu ruído.”

Jacques Attali

A forma dominante de pensamento para a apreensão e entendimento de uma sociedade têm-se mantido practicamente inalterado, revelando quase sempre a utilização de processos onde a observação desempenha o papel primordial na contemplação do seu espectáculo. O olhar tem sido constantemente identificado como a base da sua compreensão e reflexão. As diversas metáforas que nos permitem invocar o modo de funcionamento de uma sociedade estão habitualmente ligadas a este sentido dominante, em detrimento de outros que de igual importância, são relegados para segundo plano, estreitando assim a nossa percepção.

O aspecto sonoro na vida das sociedades tem vindo a ganhar, pelo menos no último século, com a pesquisa social, a par do desenvolvimento tecnológico, uma importância cada vez maior, sendo actualmente um dos motores de conhecimento. As sociedades modernas, os aspectos da vida urbana, a geografia social, a antropologia, mesmo a história, nas suas prácticas, utilizam cada vez mais a percepção sonora, a escuta, a análise do património sonoro, como ferramentas de reflexão e compreensão. O som impôe-se assim como um vector importante na moldura mais ampla do conhecimento.

No caso mais particular desta oficina em formato workshop, de cariz artístico, a metedologia seguida assenta sobre um conjunto de prácticas sob a forma de exercícios, cuja finalidade assiste a intenção de criar uma nova noção de território mediado pelo som.

A vibração como fenómeno fisíco, ajuda-nos a revelar uma imagem do espaço em duas vertentes, como matéria e memória. O espaço habitado pelo som, contaminado pelo eco de outros espaços, permite-nos abarcar uma noção de território mais extensa, liberta das barreiras sociais e políticas, redesenhando a geografia, a arquitectura, em suma, o social.

OBJECTIVOS

Estabelecer e construir um conjunto de objectos artísticos que privilegie a produção e preservação de fenómenos acústicos e narrativas sonoras como elementos fundamentais da construção e identidade da cidade e do espaço urbano.

Valorizar a importância da vertente educativa e cultural no sentido que o património sonoro é indissociável da nossa vivência quotidiana e cultural, e não pode ser inextricável da imagem. Antes, constitui um elemento imprescíndivel que conforma e constrói a nossa identidade diferenciadora.

Reflectir, investigar e produzir processos de mapeamento e cartografia, mediante processos mediacionais acessíveis a todos, considerando em particular as questões do espaço público e privado, da presença, memória e identidade.

Explorar o conceito de paisagem – como processo construtivo, humano, pelo qual as nossas experiências e percepções são inextricavelmente ligadas ao mundo que nos rodeia e à nossa posição dentro dele. Permitir novos modos de construir as nossas realidades, narrativas, trajectórias e paisagens individuais e sociais.

Facilitar o acesso generalizado através da produção de um arquivo sonoro que possibilite diferentes usos: investigações artísticas, sociais e políticas, que sublinham a importância do património imaterial da humanidade.

PÚBLICO

Todo o público em geral, mas principalmente artístas, investigadores ou outros interessados nas problemáticas do social em confrontação com a paísagem, numa vertente artística onde o som desempenha o papel primordial.

Todos os participantes devem dentro do possivel trazer meios quer permitam gravar/capturar som (gravador audio digital, ou telemóvel com gravação audio de qualidade, ex: iPhone ou android similar) assim como um par de headphones ou auriculares.

OPEN CALL - RADIO PROJECTS / PAULO RAPOSO / “How to get lost and start listening”
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“How to get lost and start listening”

“The ear knows this space. I can put the ear on the other side of the window, projecting it great distances, holding it at a great distance from the body. Lost, dissolved in the transparent air, fluctuating with its nuances, sensible of its smallest comas, shivering at the least derision, set free, mingled with the shocks of the world, I exist.” (Michel Serres, Les cinq Sens)

The headquarters of the project and the radio studio is located in the old medieval part of Lisbon giving the motto “How to get lost and start listening”. The surroundings of Alfama, with its intrincate labyrinth of narrow streets, secret passages and unforseen connections, promotes and enhances an experience of disorientation, wandering, walking in circles and ultimately getting lost and disconnected.

Despite the economical and political pressures on urban renewal – this territory invites memory, history, reflection, bringing public and private space to find a tensionless continuum in its constellation of concatenated spaces that fluidly merge the interior and the exterior. Escaping a linear narrative, it is an organic palimpsest where the dispersed and reflected sounds ghostly recirculate and activate new forms of awareness, different perceptual matrixes and spatial coordinates.

This radio project aims to investigate topographies and geographies, social and cultural narratives through poetic imagination, arising the possibility for a deeper commitment with the landscape, the architectural space and the community.

The selected works will be broadcast and streamed by stress.fm between 12 and 14 of July.


PARTICIPANTS

Participant Project Participant Project
Ana Gandum Don't hertz me no more Anastasya Koshkin Still Forrest
André Avelãs Two frequency sweeps & one oscillator on elevated asphalt floor for radio André Avelãs Two frequency sweeps & one oscillator on elevated asphalt floor / janitor cleaning on the background
André Tasso Banho Maria Atilio Dooreste + Juan Matos leper colony radio emission
Aurélie Lierman Kariakoo Balam Ronan Tilaco – Landa de Matamorros
Brian D. McKenna Winnipeg Beach Constantine Katsiris Missing Soffits
D. Burke Mahoney Familiar Spirit Darius Ciuta brR
Darius Ciuta iiiiii Diana Combo Freie Rhythmen
DinahBird lovelylightbluelorette Dixie Treichel Martian Evening
DORESTE/MATOS LEPER COLONY RADIO EMISSIONS Eric Boivin Distorted Memories
Fernando Fadigas Cisterna_FBAUL2013 Fernando Fadigas+Rogério Taveira Jardim Botânico-MUHNAC
Furchick Musique Petit Singe Furchick Water
Gabi Schaffner Five Hours in a Fake Forest with a Bee Swarm Gerard Lebik Marek Brandt Owińska 26.06.2013
Gintas K echo siudbi GMURDA Cisterna da Bateria Militar da Trafaria
Ilinca Stihi Rebecca Jason Bolte Child's Play
Jean-Philippe Renoult Blowing With Ghosts Jean-Philippe Renoult Radio Utopia
João Bento – Tiago Gandra Aqui Dentro João Bento TELEFÉRICO
Johanna Hällsten Catherine Clover Calls from Blethenal Green John F. Barber Between Sleep and Dreams
John F. Barber Ambient Pulsationos John F. Barber Contact
John Tenney Forest José Pastor Radiutopia 2345
Joshua B. Mailman and Luke T. Taylor Parallel Soundscapes -part 1 Joshua B. Mailman and Luke T. Taylor Parallel Soundscapes – part 3
Kevin Logan Dj Pedagog @ Copy Kim Cascone Lunargauze alchemy
Knut Aufermann & Sarah Washington clock Luís Antero Apiário
Marco Scarassatti noite – dia – noite: aldeia do brejo / território xacriabá / são joão das missões Margaret Nobel Non/Phenomena
Miguel Lucas Mendes Thai sound Miguel Cardoso + Paulo Raposo a seguir à barbárie
Myriam PRUVOT NIEBLA 1 Myriam PRUVOT NIEBLA 2
Nuno Rosa radio Osvaldo Cibils soundart14may2013
Pablo Sanz Green Line (Maghrib prayer) Peter Lenaerts Stills & Postcards From The Centre
Peter Memmer Sounds like Amerika Renata Roman Paisagens e Poéticas
Ricardo Huisman objective listening Ricardo Webbens Inctura
Rodrigo Gobbet Remote iMpLo1 Sabrina Siegel 8 plus two
Santa Ana Várias amantes furiosas Sarah Boothroyd Gleeful Barbarians
Sarah Boothroyd Rabble Rousers Sebastiane Hegarty hatch
Sol Rezza Shorts for Radio 02 Steve Peters Airforms.1 (stratocumulus)
Steve Peters Morning Ragas Tiago Morais Morgado (i)mateiral void
Toni Dimitrov Lazaropole Treichel Martial Evening
Victoria Trinder The First Few Yannick Dauby echoes from the archipelago
Wes Kline Tauric Schema #3 Xesús Valle coisas perdidas no tempo e no espaço

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