[RE]PLACE [RE]CONSTRUCTING SOUNDSCAPES A collaborative socially-engaged sonic art project

Luz Maria Sanchez-Cardona (Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Lerma, Mexico)




[Re]Place. [Re]Constructing Soundscapes is a collaborative socially-engaged sonic-art project that has three fundamental collaborative components: the environment [the landscape, soundscape, the ecological, the surroundings], the social [community-based, education, social-engagement], and the technological [sound (re)construction, geo-localization, archive, phone application].

This project employs digital technology for data recording and data transmission; explores concepts of acoustic ecology and sound practices; and requires a strong educational and community-based approach in order to facilitate participants the activities of [re]cognizing and [re]constructing their surroundings.

Communities are invited to engage in a series of activities — sound walking, deep listening, and field recording—, using their personal hardware as recording gear —mobile phones as sound recorders— and a dedicated app designed specifically for this project. Wandering through specific urban or rural areas, participants record those sounds that they might find stimulating and thought-provoking. At the end, they are invited to discover the sonic pulse of their surrounding-space while listening to a final mix of individualized micro-soundscapes.


Community-based, Socially-engaged, Sonic art, Pedagogy, Research, Soundscape, Ecology, Sound-Documentation, Listening, Sound-walking, Landscape, Sound Studies, Web-based Map, Phone Technology, Geo-localization.


Balance-Unbalance 2017

Balance-Unbalance (BunB)
is an International Conference designed to use art as a catalyst to explore intersections between NATURE, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY and SOCIETY as we move into an era of both unprecedented ecological threats and transdisciplinary possibilities.

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