Open Terrario / Public Listening #2. How to create sound spaces? With Enrique Rivero.
Friday 18 January at 8 p.m.
Radio Sures is an on-demand web radio with radio documentaries. With no additional photos, supporting videos, or multimedia extras. We tell stories using only sound resources! We illustrate this aesthetic proposal each month at a public meeting devoted to listening. We offer a selection of documentary sound narratives, in Spanish and other languages, with translations planned. We listen in the semi-darkness, seated or lying down, as if we were in a cinema watching a movie with no pictures. As Orson Welles said, “Radio is better than the cinema because in radio, the screen is bigger.”
At each session, we will have a guest with a point of view (or better said… hearing) on the documentaries we have heard. The guest is not a specialist in sound or radio but rather, another creative field such as painting, photography, literature, theatre, etc. Instead of offering an analysis, the guest will share sensations and impressions as a listener. This intervention will create bridges between sound and other artistic disciplines.
In this second session, our guest is filmmaker and producer Enrique Rivero.
At each meeting, we will discuss the sound documentary from a different perspective, starting with a question. This month it is: “How to create sound spaces?” A film director frames the shot with a camera. Do radio documentary makers also create a shot with microphones? Other questions we will explore include: What is a “sound space”? How is it constructed by the person recording and perceived by the listener? We will discuss distance, movement, and field depth.
Enrique Rivero has worked in various areas related to film production, from photography to art. As a director, he started with two short films, Nidra and Schhht!, making his first feature length film, Parque Vía, in 2008. It garnered various international awards including the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Festival (Switzerland). His second feature length film was Mai Morire (2012); it won awards in Rome (Best Photography) and Huelva (Special Jury Award, and the Radio Exterior de España award, among others.) Currently he is in development with his next project, Pozoamargo, to be shot in Spain in a town in La Mancha.