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Launched new initiative to map the sonic landscape of Barcelona during the confinement

Launched new initiative to map the sonic landscape of Barcelona during the confinement

Participation is free and open to everyone


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Phonos collaborator Ilaria Sartori, together with Gianni Ginesi, have just launched a new collaborative initiative to map the sonic landscape of Barcelona during the confinement.

They are creating a sound map which includes the different listening points of the participants. In order to appear on the map, Individual participants must do the following:

  • Record a sound (or more) from a window, balcony or terrace.
  • Upload it to Freesound using this Freesound shared account. You need to provide a detailed description and geo-locate the sound. Specific instructions are given in the same shared account profile page. To get the password you musc contact the project administrators.
  • In your sound description you can add information about the author, and possible links to texts, websites, social, sound archives and related projects
  • If you already have a Freesound account, you can also simply add the tags barcelonaconfinementsoundscape and covid19 to the recordings you upload to your account.

You can read the original post about the initiative in the original Freesound blog entry.


About Ilaria and Gianni

Ilaria Sartori is a researcher, teacher, creator and disseminator in ethnomusicology and sound anthropology. She holds a PhD in History and analysis of musical cultures and a MA in Conservation of cultural heritage with a specialization in Intangible heritage. She is professor of Ethnomusicology at Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC) and leads interdisciplinary participative sound workshops for Phonos / MTG focusing on bioacoustics, art and interculturality. She is a member of Sons de Barcelona sound pedagogy team, directs Barceloneta Sonora sound art and anthropology project and collaborates in a variety of cultural, scientific, academic and artistic activities and productions related to sound, music, silence and listening.

Gianni Ginesi is professor of Ethnomusicology at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC) in Barcelona, holds degrees in Art, Music and Drama by the University of Bologna (Italy), Ethnomusicology by the University of Valencia and a PhD by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Formal member of the research group “Les músiques en les societats contemporànies” at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, he worked on some Mediterranean’s musical traditions and on popular electronic music. His researches focus on the relationships between music and society in a historical perspective and through cultural processes and the development of Ethnomusicology, notably its epistemological settings and ethnographic methodologies.




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Project entry in Freesound