Escoitar.org

Escoitar.org

Image: escoitar.org. Plaza María Pita, A Coruña

Escoitar.org is a group of artists and sound activists comprising anthropologists, musicologists, engineers and multimedia artists. Its primary mission is to foster and promote the use of sound and active listening (it is a pioneer in Spain in the Aural Studies movement, a new form of knowledge that studies societies through the sounds they generate and listen to: the sound imaginary).

Among other activities it works with the conservation of the sound memory, raising awareness of the wealth of our immaterial
cultural heritage, fostering the involvement of listeners in the configuration of the sound
heritage and in the fieldwork, recording and contextualisation of the soundscapes of
the country.

It is currently working in various projects, some of which are in Galicia, such as Phonotopias of Galicia. Recording of sounds in danger of extinction and the design of a public and universally accessible sound map of Galicia, while on the wider international stage, escoitar.org is working with projects such as Sonic Weapons focused on “sound technologies of social control”.

Escoitar.org has published two books: Escoitar.org. Audio-HackLAB and Cartografías de la escucha. Sonido y Lugar. It has organised workshops and seminars all over Spain as well as at leading festivals around the world. Jesús Otero Seoane, Carlos Suárez Sánchez and Juanjo Palacios are some of the group’s most active members.

Aire, Sonido, Poder (Air, Sound, Power), 2008

Social Control Technologies with Sound

banquete_nodos y redes
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Mar
2008
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Jul
2008

Interactions between art, science, technology and society in Spain’s digital culture


Augmented aurality audio-guides in PDA format. Production: LABoral. Collaboration: Fundación Municipal de Cultura del Ayuntamiento de Gijón & Casa Natal Museo Jovellanos.

El pasado en el presente y lo propio en lo ajeno
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Apr
2009
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Sep
2009

The exhibition El pasado en el presente y lo propio en lo ajeno (The past in the present ...

Mediateca Expandida. SummerLAB_Showcase
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Nov
2010
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Jan
2011

New Narratives of Mobility

no tours
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Mar
2009
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Mar
2009

The proposal of Escoitar.org is to rediscover the city while analysing the value of sound ...

Soundscape and Identity. Sound Cartography of Gijón.
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Nov
2010
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Nov
2010

Escoitar.org wishes to explore the potential of sound as a form of knowledge, creating an ...

Latest News
LABoral offers its visitors ten “sound walks” based on the works produced in the ‘Spatial Narratives’ workshop LABoral offers its visitors ten “sound walks” based on the works produced in the ‘Spatial Narratives’ workshop

Using mobiles equipped with Android system, different sound experiences are presented in the real ...

20 secondary school students from the Laboral University of Gijon will take part in the sound narrative creation workshop organised by the Centro de Arte 20 secondary school students from the Laboral University of Gijon will take part in the sound narrative creation workshop organised by the Centro de Arte

The workshop will be led by Helena Torres, author of the Serendipia project, and by Horacio ...

Helena Torres, selected as artist in residence at LABoral to develop her locative audio project ‘Serendipia’ Helena Torres, selected as artist in residence at LABoral to develop her locative audio project ‘Serendipia’

The work was chosen out of 24 proposals from all over the world

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  • Los Prados, 121
  • 33203 Gijón (Asturias)
  • Spain
  • Phone: +34 985 185 577
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