Matadero Aural Memory
From 29 November 2013 to 23 February 2014
The main goal of Matadero Aural Memory is to explore Matadero Madrid in an aural context. A strategy to show clearly how the Matadero as it is today has been transformed and to interact with the identity and memory housed in it, with the emphasis on the aural element, which is so often ignored.
This research proposal is consistent with the growing consolidation of sound art and with the rise of a rethinking of the social through listening, with its clearly relational aspect, as promoted by so-called sound studies.
A compilation will be made of documentary material (newspapers, historical archives) and the experiences and oral histories of people (workers, neighbours) whose lives have been related at some time with the Legazpi district's former slaughterhouse. They will carry out sound drifts in the Matadero space outside the traditional visitors' circuit, involving psychogeography, and the creation of sound pieces that will combine the aurality found in phonography and sound art with the orality typical in the anthropological field. Various public presentations of results and workshops are used to disseminate the research methodology. This will encourage creativity, share knowledge and involve both people interested in making field recordings and people from the community who want to learn about such an element as Matadero from an aural perspective.
-Workshop: Digital memories. Friday 29 November, 5 pm to 7pm.
-Presentation and inauguration of the project. Friday 29 November, at 7pm.
-Workshop: Listen and drift. Saturday 30 November, 12 noon to 6 pm.
-Workshop: Sound editing and collaborative maps. Tuesday 3 December, 5 pm to 7:30 pm