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Matadero Aural Memory

From 29 November 2013 to 23 February 2014
Soundreaders

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.

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ACTIVITIES

-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
 
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Public Listenings of Radio Sures

From January to November 2013
Radio Sures

Radio Sures is a personalised internet radio offering monthly public listenings of narrated documentaries in the Terrario space. With guests invited from various fields, such as film, painting, photography and theatre, each meeting generates discussions in which the participants give their point of view on the chosen subject, creating
bridges between sound and other disciplines.
Radio Sures is a personalised internet radio of documentaries. With no photo extras, backing videos or multimedia bonuses, it is committed to telling stories exclusively with sound resources. An example of this aesthetic proposal is given each month with a public meeting devoted to listening, offering a selection of narrated sound documentaries, in Spanish and other languages, with projected translations. We listen in semidarkness,
sitting or lying down, as if in a cinema with a film without images. Orson Welles could have said it: "Compared to the cinema, radio has the advantage of having a larger screen."
Each session has guest speaker to give his/her point of view (and of listening) on the documentary heard. The guests are not specialists in sound or radio, but work in other creative fields: film, painting, photography, literature, theatre, etc. Rather than analysing, they share their feelings and impressions as listeners, and through their taking part we can build bridges between sound and other artistic disciplines.

ACTIVITIES


- Public listening #2: How do you create sound spaces? 18 January 2013.
- Public listening #3: How do you portray a person with sound? 16 February 2013.
- Public listening #4: The documentary. 17 May 2013
- Public listening #5: Recording in enemy territory. 9 October 2013.
- Public listening #6: Dramatised reality, the docudrama. 28 October 2013.
 
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Semilla Boombox


March to November 2013
Semilla Association and Sergio Galán

Semilla Boombox is a project that explores the use of public spaces as places to meet and get along together in the company of music, based on the custom of many young people to get together to listen to the music they like. While in the 1980s Boomboxes or Ghettoblasters typically provided the "Sound System", today small mobile phones fulfil this function.
What would happen if a public space were fitted with a system to facilitate this practice?
Semilla Boombox is a collaborative sound system being developed by a group of young people from the Semilla Association in collaboration with the interactive designer and programmer, Sergio Galán.
It started to work as a prototype in May 2013, in the sports courts on Villalonso Street in the Villaverde district. Users of the park can connect to the device's wifi network from their mobile phone and enter a web page to find and select the music they want to be played over the loudspeakers. Each user can change the order of the songs by voting for the ones that the others have added.

ACTIVITIES

-Semilla Boombox in Relampaguito Park. March to December.
-Presentation of Semilla Boombox. June 2013.
-Semilla Boombox at FESTeen <18 2013. From 13 to 15 September.

photos 2013

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Workshops and performances by Debajo del Sombrero

From January to December 2013

The Debajo del Sombrero association works at intermediæ giving workshops aimed at generating new relational models around artistic practices with people that have cognitive and developmental difficulties. The workshops take place from Monday to Friday, 10 am to 2 pm. This work space is accompanied by different devices to visualise the work process, which are changed in the course of the year as proposed by Debajo del Sombrero.

A highlight this year is a display called Mic. It was created by the artist Alvaro Matxinbarrena, and comprises a video screen, a box full of printed information – to be given and received –, a small box with paper and a pencil for visitors who want to leave a suggestion, a lectern for writing the suggestion and a letterbox to leave it in. Such actions in the intermediæ Nave space are conceived as a dialogue between formats and contents that transform as the workshops evolve.

ACTIVITIES

- Debajo del Sombrero workshops every Wednesday and, starting in November, Monday to Friday from 11 am to 2 pm.
- MIC/Debajo del Sombrero connection device Tuesday to Sunday, 4 pm to 9 pm and 11 am to 9 pm.
- Count Me In 2nd Transnational cooperation meeting. Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 June at 11 am.
- Debajo del Sombrero collaborators' workshops. Friday 13 and Saturday 14 December, 6 pm to 8 pm .

photos 2013
 
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ARCO 2013 / Escucha Pública (Public Listening) #3. How can we portray a person with sound? with Nacho Arias

Radio Sures

Saturday 16 February at 7 pm

Radio Sures is an a la carte web radio for radio documentaries. With no extra photos or supporting videos or multimedia bonus features. We stand for telling stories exclusively with sound resources! We illustrate this aesthetic stance each month in a public gathering devoted to listening. We offer a selection of sound narrative documentaries, in Spanish and other languages, with translations planned. We listen in the half-light, seated or lying down, as if we were a cinema audience for a movie with no pictures. Orson Welles might have said it: “Radio is better than the movies because in radio, the screen’s bigger”.

In each session a guest joins us to share his or her point of view (and hearing) about the documentaries we have heard. Not sound or radio experts, our guests come from other fields of creative endeavours such as cinema, painting, photography, literature, theatre, and so on. Instead of an analysis, they share their sensations and impressions as auditors. Their contributions create bridges between sound and other artistic disciplines.

For the third session, our guest is photographer Nacho Arias.
We will reflect on “How to portray a person with sound”. We are not talking about ID photos but rather portraits taken from an auteur point of view. The person behind the camera or microphone leaves all pretensions of objectivity aside in order to transmit his or her own perception of the person portrayed. In this creative process, the person becomes a “character”.

Nacho Arias has a degree from the Fine Arts School at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He has worked as a photographer for over 15 years. He has shown his work at museums, galleries and art centres including the Círculo de Bellas Artes, La Casa de América and the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Madrid. His work has also been selected at festivals such as PhotoSpain, Emergentes (Braga, Portugal), and the 2010 International Vienna Festival. At present he is working on several series that will be completed in 2013.
 
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Sound-In: Meetings, presentations, workshops and concerts.
Anne-Françoise Raskin and Miguel Álvarez-Fernández

23 to 26 January from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Sound-In at Intermediae offers a series of complementary activities to the Estampa Multiple Art Fair (Feria de Arte Múltiple Estampa), held last October at Matadero Madrid. This series of lectures, roundtables, workshops and concerts shares the core them of the Sound-In section: promoting and disseminating sound art and experimental music.

This series of activities aims to form a framework for shared learning in which the artists, curators, producers, critics, etc. gathered for Sound-In can share their experiences with their experimental sound creation projects. In addition to sharing theoretical approaches through roundtables and presentations, Sound-In offers a practical dimension through a series of concerts and workshops open to everyone.

For further information regarding the workshops, please write to sound-in@estampa.org

 www.estampa.org

Activities:

Wednesday 23 January
10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Workshop: Sound art and Decolonial studios

Thursday 24 January
10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Workshop: Creating and editing graphic music: from the music score to the visual work.
5 to 6:30 p.m. Roundtable: The Sound-In project and the Estampa Multiple Art Fair.
7 to 8:30 p.m. Presentation of projects by artists in the Sound-In Programme for New Creators.
9 to 10 p.m. Concerts.

Friday 25 January
10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Workshop: Creating and reinventing sound instruments: object/sculpture/installation.
5 to 6:30 p.m. Roundtable: Producing sound art and experimental music.
7 to 8:30 p.m. Presentation of projects by artists in the Sound-In Programme for New Creators.
9 to 10 p.m. Concerts.

Saturday 26 January
5 to 6:30 p.m. Communication and dissemination of sound art and experimental music.
7 to 8:30 p.m. Presentation of projects by artists in the Sound-In Programme for New Creators.
9 to 10 p.m. Concerts.
 
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Open Terrario / Public Listening #2. How to create sound spaces? With Enrique Rivero.
Radio Sures

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.
 
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Radio Sures / Escucha Pública #1. How to tell stories with sounds, with Antonio Altarriba.

Escucha Pública #1. How to tell stories with sounds, with Antonio Altarriba. Friday 16 November at 8 p.m.

Radio Sures is a new web radio for radio documentaries. Without extra photos, or supporting videos, or multimedia bonus features, or anything like that. They tell stories using only sound resources. Of course that is possible.
They will prove it every month in the public listening sessions in which they will offer narrative sound documents, in Spanish and other languages, with subtitles.
Listening in the darkness, seated or lying down, as if we were in a cinema with a film without images. As Orson Welles said: “Compared to the cinema, radio has the advantage of having a larger screen.” He didn’t say that, but he could have.

The first session will have as a participant writer, professor of French literature and comic scriptwriter Antonio Altarriba, author of the marvellous Arte de volar (Art of Flying) (2010 National Comic Award).
 
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OPEN TERRARIO / Radio Sures

Escucha Pública #1. How to tell stories with sounds, with Antonio Altarriba. Friday 16 November at 8 p.m.

Radio Sures is a new web radio for radio documentaries. Without extra photos, or supporting videos, or multimedia bonus features, or anything like that. They tell stories using only sound resources. Of course that is possible.
They will prove it every month in the public listening sessions in which they will offer narrative sound documents, in Spanish and other languages, with subtitles.
Listening in the darkness, seated or lying down, as if we were in a cinema with a film without images. As Orson Welles said: “Compared to the cinema, radio has the advantage of having a larger screen.” He didn’t say that, but he could have.

The first session will have as a participant writer, professor of French literature and comic scriptwriter Antonio Altarriba, author of the marvellous Arte de volar (Art of Flying) (2010 National Comic Award).
 
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OPEN TERRARIO/ Stages via Streaming and De La Puríssima
PlayDramaturgia

Saturday 27 October at 7 p.m. 

Experimental performance by the Madrid band De La Puríssima, exploiting the use of streaming, followed by an aftertalk and a meeting with the artists.
Stages via Streaming is a stage experimentation and theoretical reflection platform by the group PlayDramaturgia. This group of young playwrights collaborates with creators, critics and experts from a wide variety of disciplines to uncover the possibilities offered by streaming to the performing arts, in a series of creations and meetings that can be followed at Intermediae or from home.
 
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