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"El Delta Sona" in the second edition of AcustiCat

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:00

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 technology through work with sound. In these workshops, students go through the natural spaces of the Delta del Llobregat recording sounds, identifying them and finally making a sound map of the space with the Freesound platform.

AcustiCat, which this year celebrates its second edition from April 24 to 26 in the city of Terrassa, is a congress on environmental acoustics that addresses and deals with a set of challenges and dilemas (including the participation of Phonos within the dilemma 4 : Actions and projects of participation and citizen science towards noise: Pecha Kucha). The presentation of El Delta Sona will be in the Sala Ferran Casablanques of the Museu de la Ciència i de la Tecnica de Catalunya starting at 12:15am on Thursday, April 26. The full program of the day can be found at this link: http://www.congresacusti.cat/#/programa

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Noise Awareness Week - "Barcelona Sona" activities

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 13:29
Wednesday, 2018, April 25 - 09:00 to 20:30

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:

 

 

 

 

9.00 a 11.00h: MATINAL SONORA: TXAC-TXAC, PIU-PIU, COAC-COAC O MEC-MEC?

What sounds surround us or everyday life? In the city, sounds or noises predominate? Strolling through the Ciutadella Park we will become aware of the soundscapes that surround us and we will register them with professional equipment. We will learn to recognize different species of birds from their singing.
By Eloïsa Matheu and Ilaria Sartori from Phonos. Organized by La Fàbrica del Sol.

11.30 a 14.00h: MATINAL SONORA: CREATING A SOUND MAP

With the collaboration of experts, we will edit and upload our recordings on the internet to create, among all, a sound map.
By Eloïsa Matheu and Ilaria Sartori from Phonos. Organized by La Fàbrica del Sol. With the collaboration of the Mapa Barcelona + Sostenible. It will include a small breakfast.

More info and registration (free activity): http://ajuntament.barcelona.cat/lafabricadelsol/inscripcions/matinal-sonora

18.00 a 20.00h: CLAQUETA I ACCIÓ! SONIC SEA

Round table on sound landscape and acoustic biology and projection of the documentary Sonic Sea. We will explore the fundamental role of sound in our environment and the dramatic and sudden changes that human activity causes in delicate natural habitats.
By  Eloïsa Matheu and Ilaria Sartori from Phonos. Co-organized by the Environmental Classroom of the District of San Andreu, Centre de la Platja and La Fàbrica del Sol. With the collaboration of Can Fabra and Aliança Mar Blava, which Barcelona City Council has been a part since 2016, for the defense and preservation of the marine environment in the face of hydrocarbon prospections.

More info and registration (free activity): http://ajuntament.barcelona.cat/lafabricadelsol/inscripcions/claqueta-i-accio-sonic-sea

20.00 a 20.30h: SHHHHHTMOB!

By Eloïsa Matheu and Ilaria Sartori from Phonos. Inspired by "Silencis_al territori", by Dadà Barcelona. Co-organized by the Environmental Classroom of the District of San Andreu, Centre de la Platja and La Fàbrica del Sol.

More info (no registration required): http://ajuntament.barcelona.cat/lafabricadelsol/inscripcions/shhhhhtmob

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Noise Awareness Week - "Barcelona Sona" activities

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 16:26

The Department of Environmental Quality of the City of Barcelona in collaboration with the Generalitat de Catalunya organizes "What noise we do?", An activity of citizen participation framed in the program of activities of the Week without Noise, to be held from April 23 to 29 of 2018, coinciding with the International Day of Sensitization towards Noise. Phonos will participate in three of the activities organized within the "Barcelona Sona" program:

 

 

 

MATINAL SONORA: TXAC-TXAC, PIU-PIU, COAC-COAC O MEC-MEC?
Wednesday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
What sounds surround us or everyday life? In the city, sounds or noises predominate? Strolling through the Ciutadella Park we will become aware of the soundscapes that surround us and we will register them with professional equipment. We will learn to recognize different species of birds from their singing.
By Eloïsa Matheu and Ilaria Sartori from Phonos. Organized by La Fàbrica del Sol.

MATINAL SONORA:  CREATING A SOUND MAP
Wednesday, April 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
With the collaboration of experts, we will edit and upload our recordings on the internet to create, among all, a sound map.
By Eloïsa Matheu and Ilaria Sartori from Phonos. Organized by La Fàbrica del Sol. With the collaboration of the Mapa Barcelona + Sostenible. It will include a small breakfast.

More info and registration (free activity): http://ajuntament.barcelona.cat/lafabricadelsol/inscripcions/matinal-sonora

CLAQUETA I ACCIÓ! SONIC SEA
Wednesday, April 25, from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Round table on sound landscape and acoustic biology and projection of the documentary Sonic Sea. We will explore the fundamental role of sound in our environment and the dramatic and sudden changes that human activity causes in delicate natural habitats.
By  Eloïsa Matheu and Ilaria Sartori from Phonos. Co-organized by the Environmental Classroom of the District of San Andreu, Centre de la Platja and La Fàbrica del Sol. With the collaboration of Can Fabra and Aliança Mar Blava, which Barcelona City Council has been a part since 2016, for the defense and preservation of the marine environment in the face of hydrocarbon prospections.

More info and registration (free activity): http://ajuntament.barcelona.cat/lafabricadelsol/inscripcions/claqueta-i-accio-sonic-sea

SHHHHHTMOB!
Wednesday, April 25, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Silent Flashmob.
By Eloïsa Matheu and Ilaria Sartori from Phonos. Inspired by "Silencis_al territori", by Dadà Barcelona. Co-organized by the Environmental Classroom of the District of San Andreu, Centre de la Platja and La Fàbrica del Sol.

More info (no registration required): http://ajuntament.barcelona.cat/lafabricadelsol/inscripcions/shhhhhtmob
 

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Ángel Faraldo, new Artistic Director of Phonos

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 13:54

Ángel Faraldo joins Phonos as Artistic Director.

Active as an experimental music maker, Ángel Faraldo extends his work with sound installations, site-specific actions and sound design for dance and opera. He is interested in processes that maximise minimal resources, developing a critical and ecological perspective of live-electronic music, as materialised in his cycle The Feedback Study Series, his digital synthesiser MISS or his approach toward the no-input-mixer. Furthermore, he has done significant labor performing and producing live-electronic music for soloists and ensembles such as Frédérique Cambreling, Naoko Yoshino, Ensemble Sillages, Placa Base Col·lectiu Instrumental, and especially as a member of Vertixe Sonora Ensemble since its foundation. He has studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Music (Madrid) and the Institute of Sonology (The Hague), obtaining his PhD degree from the Music Technology Group at Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona). https://www.angelfaraldo.info/

By adding this position, Phonos wants to boost its activities and open new perspectives in the areas of education, research, creation and promotion.

With the hearing of memory - Sonic exchange between Weimar and Barcelona

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 12:25

During the next months Phonos will take part together with Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Bauhaus-Universität of Weimar in the project: “With the hearing of memory - Towards the influence of acoustic fenomena and spatial perception related to the treatment of dictatorships in Germany and Spain”. This project will consist of an acoustical exploration of some places related to dictatorial periods in Germany and Spain through an exchange program between Weimar University and Universitat Pompeu Fabra. The aim is to present six sound installations developed in architectonic relevant places during Nazism in Weimar and Franquism in Barcelona.

 

 

 

The students from Weimar University will present in Barcelona their sound installations developed in collaboration with lecturers from the architecture department and electroacoustic music undergraduates from the Bauhaus-Universität of Weimar. The exchange of students and lecturers from Weimar in Barcelona will take place on March 19th and will conclude with a presentation on Thursday March 22nd.

From Universitat Pompeu Fabra, the team formed by four students of MSc in Sound and music Computing and two BSc students of Audiovisual Systems Engineering degree will count on the support of researches from the Music Technology Group (MTG) and the Cognitive Media Technologies Research Group (CMTRG). The stay of the students and researchers from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Weimar will take place during June 2018.

Phonos seeks ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 15:45

JOB OPENING: ARTISTIC DIRECTOR FOR PHONOS FOUNDATION

Phonos seeks an artistic director who will be responsible for:

• Curate artistic proposals around music and technology
• Promote collaboration with other entities and professionals in the sector
• Coordinate the production and dissemination of music activities
• Preserve and disseminate the sound archive of Phonos
• Search of funding for the sustainability of the artistic activities
 

The candidate must provide:

• Previous experience in curating music
• Experience in budget management and coordination of musical projects
• Knowledge of technical production
• Good communication and organization skills
• Fluent in Spanish / Catalan and English
 

This is a part-time position.

The interested candidates must send a detailed CV and a letter of motivation to sonia.espi@upf.edu before March 1st, 2018.

The Phonos Foundation is a pioneering institution in Spain in the field of electroacoustic music. It was created in 1974 by J.M. Mestres Quadreny, Andrés Lewin-Richter and Lluís Callejo. And many of the electroacoustic musicians in Spain attended the courses of the composer Gabriel Brncic at Phonos. Since 1994, the Phonos Foundation is linked to Pompeu Fabra University and collaborates very closely with the Music Technology Group to promote cultural activities related to research in music technology, contributing to its impact on the cultural and artistic world, and fostering innovation. http://phonos.upf.edu/

MUSA: Accessible music to break invisible barriers

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 16:43

MUSA is the name of the new project of Phonos in collaboration with the Music Technology Group (MTG) and Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC) that has received support from the Obra Social la Caixa within its Art for Change program. The project, which will last a year, aims to promote interest in music among those people who have some kind of motor disability that prevents them from playing traditional musical instruments. Through adapted digital instruments such as EyeHarp, participants in this project will learn to play musical pieces and participate in music groups. The project will end with a concert in which the adapted digital instruments and the traditional ones will coexist to play a repertoire in an event open to the public.

The EyeHarp is a digital instrument developed by the MTG that allows people with severe motor disabilities to benefit from learning and playing music using only their eyes. We would like to offer users of instruments like EyeHarp or similar ones the possibility of playing in a music group, together with other musicians, with the aim of improving their autonomy through art and sharing interests with other people with music as common topic.

Phases of the project:

- Training for EyeHarp users and other accessible interfaces
Training workshop where participants will learn about the instruments and how to play them.

- Creation of musical pieces adapted to the new instruments
With the collaboration of ESMUC a set of arrangements will be created to adapt the musical pieces for his interpretation with the different accessible interfaces.

- Creation of musical groups with traditional and accessible instruments
These musical groups, formed by music students, will play different repertoires and combine the use of traditional instruments with accessible interfaces.

- Final concert
Concert in which various pieces will be presented as a result of the project. It will take place in a hall to be determined and it will be open to the public.

 

 

This project is coordinated by the Phonos Foundation, with the collaboration of the Music Technology Group (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC), and it has the support of the Obra Social La Caixa within the Art for Change program.

Fourth artist-in-resindence program || MUTEK & MTG & PHONOS

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 15:26

Aiming at fostering the approach between creators and research in sound and music technology, MUTEK Festival [ES] is organizing, for the fourth consecutive year, an artistic and research residency aimed at those creators interested in working with interactive technologies and artificial intelligence.

The selected artist will be able to work with experts for three weeks to create a musical project that will be presented at the Mazda Space during the festival, using the technologies developed in the context of the TELMI project, which proposes the creation of new intelligent interactive systems to facilitate learning of music performance. The project involves the use of a variety of sensors, microphones, 3D cameras, position sensors, EMG, EDA and EEG to detect audio, movement and physiological information. With these resources and technologies the artist will be able to create a musical and audiovisual performance.

More infomation and conditions of the call: https://www.patcomunicaciones.com/cuarta-residencia-para-creadores-mutek...

 

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