Sound Workshops

The sound workshops program was created in 2008 around the platform Freesound.org (Music Technology Group), aiming to promote interest in sound and sound technologies as a means to understand and influence our surroundings.

We organize workshops where participants learn to listen, think and work with the sound of our environment, through exercises and creative strategies. The project also emphasizes the dissemination and collaborative networking using and open licenses.

The workshops are focused in different ages and groups, and we work in partnership with schools, civic centers, associations and cultural centers.

Currently we have different on going projects:

News and activities

Phonos will take part in the next Congrés Català d'Acústica (AcustiCat) to present the project El Delta Sona. This project, which began in 2013, consists of a series of workshops with the aim to promote the knowledge and interest of secondary and high school students to the natural environment and...
Wednesday, April 25th is the International Noise Awareness Day and Barcelona will join the "Barcelona sona" program that includes routes and activities to enhance the city's richess and sonic beauty. Phonos will participate in three of the activities organized under the "Barcelona Sona" program...
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...
On Thursday, May 11, the Community Social Art Center of the Trinijove Foundation will participate in a collaboration workshop with the Phonos Foundation.   This activity works with the sound world, the noise that belong to every person and their identity: it is a workshop that proposes...
On February 15th and 22nd we will participate in the training sessions "The environment as a resource" in the Prat de Llobregat, aimed at teachers of schools. We will be presenting the sound workshops we have been doing in the Prat during the last years with high school students. The activity...
On February 11th we will participate in an event within the framework of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, in which we offer the workshop Joc/ So/ Cosa part of Sons de Barcelona project. Information and registration here  
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...
During the Setmana de la Ciència (Science Week) 2016 we will organize three "Sons de Barcelona" workshops around Freesound.org, in which children will approach to sound, technology and sound creation. These workshops will take place at the American Space of the Biblioteca Ignasi Iglesias - Can...
“El Delta Sona”, recognized at the Bank of Good Practices of the Federation of Municipalities of Catalonia. The project, “El Delta del Llobregat Sona”, done in conjunction with the environment area of ​​the City of El Prat, has been recognized in the Bank of Good Practices of Local Government of...
Caçadors de Sons (Hunters of Sounds) is back. This is the third edition of a project by Sons de Barcelona in collaboration with Fundació Miró. In Caçadors de Sons we explore every corner of the Fundació Miró in sort of an adventure in teams. We go out to find and capture the sounds that are hidden...
*/ Caçadors de Sons (Hunters of Sounds) is back. This is the second edition of a project by Sons de Barcelona in collaboration with Fundació Miró. In Caçadors de Sons we explore every corner of the Fundació Miró in sort of an adventure in teams. We go out to find and capture the sounds that are...
We will be participating in the Festival Vèrtex 2014, which this year focuses on Soundscapes.   This festival shows artistic projects working from the perspective of multiculturalism. The festival includes a professional space where different projects will be presented, including our project...
How does Barcelona sound? Life in our neighborhoods is full of sounds that reflect the diversity of residents. Sounds of Barcelona project, in co-operation with the program BCN Intercultural of the Barcelona City Council and the network of Centres Cívics, promote a series of workshops that...
Next Sunday, October 5th, we will be celebrating the International Birds Day through an open activity led by Eloïsa Matheu and Ilaria Sartori, in which we can listen, record and identify the sounds of the birds at the natural area of the Llobregat Delta. All the sounds obtained from this activity...
On the next 3rd of July we will present the project "Sound Maps of the Nature" at the II Simposi XESC (Xarxa d’Escoles Sostenibles de Catalunya) which will deal with school and territory matters. It's an academic and exchange space for the XESC center teachers which will take place at the Cornella...
As a continuation of the workshops , "The Sound of Cultures" , the artist Xavier Bonfill will present his project idRadio during the next edition of the Sonar festival. This project works with the sounds that have been obtained as a result of the workshops carried out by young people from different...
During the months of April and May some workshops will be held as part of the "The Sound of Cultures" project. The participants will be youg people from schools and associations of Barcelona. Participants will identify and record those sounds representing their own cultural identities and their...
After the first edition of workshops "El Delta del Llobregat Sona" last fall involving about 140 students from El Prat de Llobregat, from next week we will have the second editions of workshops that will last the entire month of March. These workshops for high school students, explore the...
During February we will offer a series of workshops around sound  for children and young students of different ages at Fundació Miró and Fundació Tàpies Caçadors de Sons (Fundació Miró) Workshops in which students of primary and secondary school will discover the different areas of the museum...
The Music Technology Group and the Phonos Foundation received two grants in 2014 to promote sound and technology among young people through projects around environment and multiculturalism. The Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FECYT) has given a grant for activities for the...
Two Phonos projects about the sounds of Prat de Llobregat (Barcelona) are launched this November. "El Delta del Llobregat Sona"   The next November 11th the project "El Delta del Llobregat Sona" will start. It is an initiative that aims to bring interest amongst high school students on science...
Phonos will collaborate with the city council of el Prat del Llobregat to make the young students more sensitive about our environmental heritage through the sounds. The project “El Delta del Llobregat Sona” funded by the environmental department of the city council of el Prat del Llobregat, aims...
You can now listen to the results of the Sound Fictions workshops, part of the project KIICS; as well as a video os the workshops.   http://freesound.org/people/sonsdebarcelona/packs/11877/
Sound Fictions workshops are up and running!Next month, more than 300 high school students will have the opportunity to participate in workshops that merge sound, music and creativity with science.   Using technologies to produce, modify, play and record sounds, participants will transform a...
Sounds, Science and Technology is a program organized in collaboration with the Observatori de la Comunicació Científica of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. The program is part of the project Sounds of Barcelona and aims to train 300 high school students and 15 teachers between January and April 2013...
  We have stablished a collaboration with Casa Asia to organize activities in the area of music and technology to promote integration of creativity, research, new media technology and multiculturalism. As part of this collaboration, we have started to organize workshops that seek to identify the...
The City Rings (TCR) is an international sound pedagogy project initiated by Aifoon, MTG/Sons de Barcelona and Sound&Music; and actually being developed in the frame of Sounds of Europe. The main goal of TCR is to encourage young people to exchange sound experiences about the places where they...
The City Rings (TCR) is an international sound pedagogy project initiated by Aifoon, MTG/Sons de Barcelona and Sound&Music; and actually being developed in the frame of Sounds of Europe. The main goal of TCR is to encourage young people to exchange experiences about the places where they live...
  SOUND EXHIBITION free admission From October 11th to 27th, 2012 Biblioteca Jaume Fuster Plaça Lesseps 20-22 (Barcelona) Sons de Barcelona in collaboration with Gràcia Territori Sonor organize Hertziosfera, a program of workshops around the sound and creation that encourages the sonic...
Gracia Territori Sonor and Sons de Barcelona open the 2012 edition of the Hertziosfera workshops at Jaume Fuster Library. This year, participants plan and carry out specific projects in the library building from four intervention models. Participants will choose one of these models as a starting...