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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Documentary: Sons do Arco Ribeirinho Sul

Sons do Arco Ribeirinho Sul (30:47) This video documents the acoustic heritage of an area near the south bank of the Tagus river (Lisbon) that is undergoing redevelopment. The project will have impacts on the whole range of an area called the Arco Ribeirinho Sul, from Fonte da Telha (Almada) to Alcochete, an area that covers six municipalities and is expected to have around half a million inhabitants by 2021. Video by OUT.RA - Associação Cultural in Portuguese 

Soundscape: O Rio

O Rio (11:03) A film by Luis Antero and Tiago Cerveira. The Rui Alvoco crosses a once fertile valley. Today, what exists of this ancient and dynamic reality is only the memory, a collective memory that we will not let die. Through artistic practice, the collection of sounds and images, we contribute to the perpetuation of this memory, in honor of those who have made and continue to make this a valley of pure poetry. Source: Vimeo

Friday, January 12, 2018

Phonography: Napoli Soundscape

Napoli Soundscape (5:30) "Napolisoundscape is a project born in 2013 in the classroom of Electronic Music at the Conservatory of San Pietro a Majella in Naples, inspired by the WSP World SoundScape Project carried out at the end of the 1960 by the Canadian researcher Murray Schafer and other members of the team at Simon Fraser University." Source: YouTube

Sound Walk: Wanderings in Orbit

From Dawn Till Dusk:Wanderings in Orbit (2008) Composed by Pessi Parviainen for the Vancouver Vibrates Festival, which celebrated R.Murray Schafer, the route of this soundwalk orbited Trout Lake in East Vancouver. The lake was surrounded by musicians, who played a composition, which was designed to punctuate and to perhaps blend in with the naturally occurring soundscape.


The National Soundscape. This soundwalk presented as a part of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology 2010 Conference in Koli, Finland, led by Pessi Parviainen and Hildegard Westerkamp. 

Research: Bioacoustics and Listening

The Science of Listening (3:01) Bioacoustics is an interdisciplinary field bridging biological and acoustic sciences, which uses sound technologies to record, preserve, and analyse large datasets of animal communications. But it is also a world, made of the meanings created through inter- and intra-species communication.” In this video bioacoustician Mickey Vallee introduces his Theory, Culture & Society Article 'The Science Listening in Bioacoustic Research"

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Soundscape: Dead Horse Bay

Dead Horse Bay (2:08) by Nerina Penzhorn. "Located on the southwest shore of what used to be Barren Island, Dead Horse Bay’s name dates to the mid-19th century when the area was home to dozens of horse-rendering plants. By the 1920s, most of the plants were gone, and the city had begun the process of connecting Barren Island to the mainland using sand, coal and garbage as landfill. Today the landfill is slowly eroding, releasing 100-year old garbage onto the beach." Best enjoyed with headphones. Source: Vimeo

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Documentary: Listening to a Sense of Place

Listening to a Sense of Place (15:15) "Through the life-story of Canadian pioneer, Billy Proctor, this award-winning documentary explores the meaning of home and what it means to belong. Hear the sounds of Echo Bay, an off-the-grid community along British Columbia’s west coast, and witness a way of life that is disappearing. Follow your ears into the wild." Created by Jennifer Schine and Greg Crompton. Source: Vimeo.