Radical Ear 01: Stories of Monuments

Field recording with Belgrade Sound Map

Part1
MoTA Lab and the Hill of Freedom, Ilirska Bistrica

18 to 20 August 2017

Part2
MoTA Lab

21 to 23 August 2017

Admission Free. Apply at mota.museum(at)gmail.com,

subject Radical Ear 01.

New dates for the Radical Ear 01 workshop!

At the Radical Ear 01 workshop Stories of Monuments, the creators of Zvučna mapa Beograda (Belgrade Sound Map) will present the basics of collecting stories in the local community and recording interviews on selected monuments and experience of public spaces. The workshop will be held in two parts:

1 part: MoTA Lab and Hrib svobode (Freedom Hill), Ilirska Bistrica
From Friday 18 August to Sunday 20 August

For the first part of the workshop we will travel to Ilirska Bistrica to discover stories about the monument on the scenic Freedom Hill. The monument by sculptor Janez Lenassi and architect Živa Baraga is one of the most characteristic examples of Yugoslav modernist monumentalism. Through recordings and interviews with local people and individuals connected to the monument, the participants will learn the basics of field recording, collecting stories and sound mapping of public space. Organized transport from Ljubljana to the location.

2 part: MoTA Lab, Ljubljana

From Monday 21 August to Wednesday 23 August

The three-day second part of the workshop will teach the methods of creating sound archives of field recordings: from the initial idea and pilot research to fieldwork and mastering of recorded materials. This part of the workshop will deal with monuments in Ljubljana.

About the mentors:
Zvučna mapa Beograda (Belgrade Sound map) is a project of Tačka komunikacije (Communication Point), a cultural associantion which deals with issues related to cultural heritage and cultural tourism. One of its central projects is Belgrade Sound map – a web page and app which allows the users to listen to stories of and about common places of different Belgrade districts. Tačka komunikacije also organizes sound and thematic city walks and workshops of collecting and recording stories.

About the workshop:
Admission free. We invite interested public, especially students, researchers and individuals, working in the fields of social sciences, humanism and arts (anthropology, ethnology, journalism, literature, audio and radio production, architecture, etc.). Admission free. You can apply for the full workshop or just one part. Apply at mota.museum@gmail.com with the Subject: Radical Ear 01.

About the project:
The purpose of the Radical Ear! project is the development of sound installations, sound archives and sound maps through a series of workshops where participants gain the necessary knowledge in the fields of sound recording, sound documenting, field recording, mastering etc. The participants will learn how to organize and sort their archives and present them in a context. The final results will be presented at the 2017 Sonica Festival.


The workshop is part of the MAPS project supported by Creative Europe.

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