Friday, February 15, 2008

Mamori Sound Project

Mamori Sound Project
Workshop/residency for sound artists at Mamori Lake (Amazon, Brazil)
November - December 2008 - 2 weeks

Conceived and directed by Francisco López
"Mamori Sound Project" is a 2-week workshop/residency for professional and semi-professional artists with previous experience in the area of sound experimentation and field recordings. It takes place at Mamori Lake, in the middle of the Brazilian Amazon, and involves theoretical/discussion presentations, field work and studio work. The workshop/residency has a special focus on creative approaches to the work with field recordings, through an extensive exploration of natural sound environments. It does not have a technical character but is instead conceived and directed towards the development and realization of a collective project of sonic creation with the interaction of all participant artists.

Francisco López, director of “Mamori Sound Project”, is internationally recognized as one of the major figures of the experimental music and sound art scene. He is also a Ph.D. ecosystem biologist, with regular teaching activity in Spain and Latin America. His experience in the field of sound creation and work with environmental recordings spans over a period of more than 25 years. His work has been released by more than 170 record labels worldwide and he has been awarded three times with honorary mentions at the competition of Ars Electronica Festival. He has realized hundreds of field recording projects, commissions, live performances, sound installations and workshops, as well as research in entomology and ecosystem dynamics, in 50 countries in the five
continents, with a particular emphasis on tropical areas in the Americas, Africa and Australasia. He has carried out similar workshops at Mamori Lake over the past few years and has a detailed sonic knowledge on its surrounding environments.

Anyone interested, please contact Francisco López directly:

Deadline for applications: March 31st, 2008


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