VOICES / SMALL TALKS
SOUND AND PUBLIC SPACE
City of Roeselare + Idensitat + Dear Hunter + Aalborg University / 2019 - 2021

SMALL TALKS

Small Talks is a collection of interviews or conversations with the selected artists for Sounds of Our Cities. Through these conversations, listeners can learn more about the residencies, their starting points, and also the processes that the projects will follow.  

The interviews begin with artists explaining their own projects, leading into further explanations on how they approach sounds and silences, how they conceptualise their projects, and the research that they have been developing for years in order to generate their own methodologies and formats in their artistic practice. After establishing context, we ask them about the meaning of “voices” , and their thoughts regarding their connection with the community and their audience, ending with what they expect to achieve from this residency. 

These interviews were held at the beginning of the project. A second set of interviews will take place, discussing how the pandemic affected the projects.  

Sound as a form of connection has as its main goal the collection of documents, sound pieces, memories and experiences that participants may wish to share, based upon the idea of ​​“silenced spaces”.  The city is full of spaces with stories and memories that belong to collective imaginations; spaces which have often been silenced, forgotten or erased. The objective of this collection is to activate those spaces that have fallen silent, deteriorated, disconnected from the narratives of the city.

Small talks

#1 Zsofia Szonja - Unheard and Unseen  (art residency in Barcelona)

00:10 Introduction
06:34 Could you explain to us your project for SoOC?
11:57 How would you relate the sound and the silence in your project? 
13:59 What does voices mean in your project?
16:33 What do you imagine or expect from the residency in Barcelona?


#2 Martí Madaula - How to conquer space (art residency in Roeselare)

00:10 Introduction
00:41 Could you explain to us your project for SoOC?
04:16 How would you relate the sound in your project? 
05:57 And the silence? 
08:05 What does voices mean in your project?
10:09 What do you imagine or expect from the residency in Roeselare?


#3 In-Dialog Collective - CARPENT BIRDS IN THE URBAN JUNGLE. (art residency in Barcelona)

00:10 Introduction
00:50 Could you explain to us your project for SoOC?
06:52 How would you relate the sound in your project?
07:41 And the silence? 
08:45 What does voices mean in your project?
10:01 What do you imagine or expect from the residency in Roeselare?


#4 DAF (Dynamische Akustische Forschung)- Researching social spaces through sound

00:10 Introduction
04:53 Could you explain to us your project for SoOC?
10:17 How would you relate the sound in your project? And the silence? 
13:52 What does voices mean in your project?
20:23 What do you imagine or expect from the residency in Roeselare?


#5 Banu Çiçek Tülü - The minor sonic cartography and the safe space

00:10 Presentación
00:42 Could you explain to us your project for SoOC?
03:24 How would you relate the sound in your project?
05:15 And the silence?
07:14 What does voices mean in your project?
08:01 What do you imagine or expect from the residency in Roeselare?


#6 MARTA AZPARREN & PABLO MARTÍN JONES - MANOEUVRES - (art residency in Roeselare)

00:10 Introduction
00:55 Could you explain to us your project for SoOC?
03:11 How would you relate the sound in your project? and the silence?
06:49 What does voices mean in your project?
07:37 What do you imagine or expect from the residency in Roeselare?


#7 JOHN GRZINICH - LISTENING IN CONTEXT - (ART RESIDENCY IN ROESELARE)

0:10 Introduction - could you introduce yourself please?
01:17 Could you explain to us your project for SoOC?
05:35 How would you relate the sound in your project?
08:13 and the silence?
10:03 What does voices mean in your project?
11:08 What do you imagine or expect from the residency in Roeselare?


#8 RAPHAEL DAIBERT - COTORRADIO - (ART RESIDENCY IN BARCELONA)

00:10 Introduction - could you introduce yourself please?
02:09 Could you explain to us your project for SoOC?
05:25 How would you relate the sound in your project?
06:41 and the silence?
08:53 What does voices mean in your project?
10:20 What do you imagine or expect from the residency in Barcelona?


#9 ANNE FEHRES & LUKE CONROY - NEWS FROM HOME - (ART RESIDENCY IN BARCELONA)

00:10 Introduction - could you introduce yourself please?
00:56 Could you explain to us your project for SoOC?
02:56 How would you relate the sound in your project?
03:58 and the silence?
05:05 What does voices mean in your project?
06:43 What do you imagine or expect from the residency in Barcelona?


#10 DONIA JOURABCHI - TRANSOUND - (ART RESIDENCY IN BARCELONA)

00:10 Introduction - could you introduce yourself please?
02:48 Could you explain to us your project for SoOC?
05:38 How would you relate the sound in your project?
07:38 and the silence?
09:13 What does voices mean in your project?
10:04 What do you imagine or expect from the residency in Barcelona?


pone en relación el espacio público con la escucha y los silencios. Interpretamos el archivo como un lugar donde el tiempo y el espacio son variables, donde "un documento puede cambiar de ubicación, contextualizarse y a veces destruirse con preferencia a otro documento" (Anna Dekker). Consta de las siguientes partes:

Small Talks / Conversaciones es un conjunto de entrevistas con las artistas que participan en Sounds of Our Cities, a partir de los procesos que define cada proyecto.

¿Conoces algún lugar olvidado, desconectado, desactivado, silenciado? Espacio abierto a la participación que tiene como objetivo la recopilación de recuerdos y experiencias relacionadas con espacios silenciados. La ciudad está llena de espacios con historias y memorias que pertenecen al imaginario colectivo; espacios que con frecuencia han quedado, olvidados, borrados, deteriorados, desconectados de las narrativas dominantes, y que necesitan testimonios para reactivarse.

Especulaciones sonoras es una sección abierta a la exploración e imaginación de lo intangible y la creación de nuevas configuraciones sonoras por parte de diferentes artistas.

Glosario sonoro de espacios periféricos es un archivo de proyectos creados en ámbitos educativos a partir de recorridos exploraciones y registros visuales y sonoros, que se formalizan mediante la interacción entre texto, imagen y sonido.


Sounds of our Cities is an European project of Cultural Cooperation co-founded by Creative Europe carried out between City of Roeselare (BE)Idensitat (ES), Dear Hunter (NL), Aalborg University (DK), and associated partners: Impact vzw (BE) - De Spil Cultuurcentrum (BE) - BOHM BOHM ROOM (SE) - Struer Tracks (DK) - Master Degree in Sound Art of Universitat de Barcelona (ES), Ajuntament de Barcelona, Generalitat de Catalunya - Departament de Cultura.


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