Sounds of nature at the city
Sounds of nature at the city
Urban Nature Sounds is an educational project, for environmental awareness and citizen participation. From experiential workshops, we propose the participants to explore the sound environment of some urban natural spaces within the city of Barcelona with the objective of discovering the biodiversity present in the city, understanding the coexistence between natural and urban spaces and generating environmental awareness in Citizenship through these participatory activities
Workshop 1: 26/2/2017 de 9.30h a 13.30h al Parc de la Ciutadella (aquest taller està pensat especialment per a famílies)
Workshop 2: 8/3/2017 de 9.30h a 13.30h a Montjuïc
Workshop 3: 11/3/2017 from 9.30h to 13.30h at Parc de la Ciutadella
17/3/2017 from 17.00h to 19.00h: Joint session for participants of the workshops 1, 2 and 3.
What are the workshops?
FIRST SESSION: Field work (Parc de la Ciutadella o Montjuïc).
The first part of the workshops consists of presenting the characteristics of the spaces in which the activity will take place, and also presents the dynamics of the activity: objectives, sounds that can be found and tools to be used. Portable recorders and headphones will be distributed among the participants and the operation will be explained in order to do augmented listening and recordings. The registration cards will also be distributed, which contain the itineraries and serve to record the data corresponding to each recording that is made.
The participants, following an itinerary led by the trainers of the workshops, who will orient them on the sounds that can be heard, and will ask for attention in some concrete sounds. Some directed listening and recording exercises will be performed and from there participants will decide which sounds they consider relevant and will record them with the recorders. After each recording, they will note the location where the recording was made and the description of the sound on the recording binnacle. The trainers will give specific information on the animal species that will be listening and will share information cards of these species.
SECOND SESSION: Audio editing and uploading to Freesound.org in order to create a sound map. (Universitat Pompeu Fabra).
Eloïsa Matheu (trainer): Biologist expert in sounds of nature. Long career as a nature sounds recordist, has produced a wide collection of CDs with animal sounds and concerts of nature, as well as sonorizations of centers of natural spaces. She imparts workshops to get to know the nature by its sounds. At the moment she works in the Fonoteca of the Museum of Natural Sciences of Barcelona and participates in different scientific projects related to Bioacoustics.
Ilaria Sartori (trainer): Doctor in history and analysis of musical cultures, specialized in working with sounds. She teaches workshops on creating sound maps and is part of diverse groups that work in sound and creativity.
Fundació Phonos & Music Technology Group (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
With the support of:
Diputació de Barcelona