«Sound postcards: imaginaries and territory»

Carlos Mario Rodriguez Rodriguez & Johann Sebastián Alvarado Guatibonza (Colombia)

"Postales sonoras: imaginarios y territorio" was a creation laboratory that stimulated the generation and exchange of sound files virtually between inhabitants of the departments of Boyacá and Santander in Colombia.

To this end, the voices and sounds of the participants constructed a virtual narrative that addressed the subjective and social experience of the territory. In this way, the proposal was detached from visuality and focused on other ways of understanding and relating to the environment and its representations.

The interaction with the participants was based on four podcast episodes (Me, The House, The Others and The Landscape), where, in addition to contextualizing the subject, instructions and recommendations were given to elaborate the sound images and exchange them virtually. Hence the concept of "sound postcards", since the transit of the messages meant other relationships between the subjects, their imagery and their context.

At the end of the process, there is a sound repertoire that allows an understanding of the imaginary, as that which transits between the real, the ideal and the symbolic and social constructions.

 

  • Date
    October 10, 2022

    BIOCENOSIS “A World to Discover”


    Jhon Mauricio Girl M (Colombia)

    This proposal investigates the territory of the Chinchiná River through the act of walking and knowing how to listen, because it is not a matter of coming and going, since it is quite the opposite; this walking is transformed into a poetic action of feeling the landscape from a sense of hearing.
  • Date
    October 10, 2022

    "City for Necromancers"


    Luisa Maria Jaramillo Gomez (Colombia)

    This sound work resonates in the warning signs of a system that determines to throw oneself into the void catalogued as an incident, but the suicidal act, of the one who throws himself into that void does not refer to a banal and passing fact, he shows us an accident, an unforeseen event that implies human losses inscribed in the structure of the current capitalist system. These sounds are edited to perceive the warning signal.
  • Date
    October 10, 2022

    "The salty"


    Calixto Raúl Araújo Monroy (Colombia)

    The "bullerengue senta'o", so called because of its paused character, begins the piece with a somewhat mysterious entrance of the gaita accompanied by a drum roll on timbales, over which an accentuated rhythm appears on taiko drums, over which the gaita sings a phrase repeated three times, accentuating its soloist presence.
  • Date
    October 10, 2022

    "End of Story"


    Carlos Alfonso Vargas Cuesta (Colombia)

    El Fin de la Historia is the pilot in podcast format, a collective creation whose purpose is to encourage reflection on heritage, history and identity, where from the thematic appropriation of young high school students, a scenario is proposed that transits between reality and fiction, articulating forms of enunciation or expression that raise collective imaginaries.
  • Date
    October 10, 2022

    "Epiphany"


    Jose Alonso Rubio Velasquez (Colombia)

    Epifanía is an experimental piece that explores the expressive and sonic possibilities of a modular synthesizer, a sequencer and a digital mixer, to explore some ideas about the activities that take place during the first days of each year in the traditional neighborhood of Egypt in Bogota.
  • Date
    October 10, 2022

    "exposed"


    Jose Luis Cuenca Moncada (Ecuador)

    Exposed is a sound piece resulting from the processing of an interactive audiovisual interpretation system that dynamically combines visualizations and sound in real time. In this project, the sound is the result of the reading of the data obtained from the transformation of images into data by an algorithm designed to analyze biometric information, as a continuation of the Organic::Data project, this time the system analyzes videos from closed circuit cameras (CCTV).
  • Date
    October 10, 2022

    "La Graciela"


    Calixto Raúl Araújo Monroy (Colombia)

    The title refers to a herd called "La Graciela", between the towns of Aguazul and Maní in the Department of Casanare, an area where we went to learn about the history and the music. The initial sound reference is the recording of birds and insects in the bush at dawn and dusk.
  • Date
    October 10, 2022

    "Tear"


    Jader Cartagena (Colombia)

    Lágrima, is a sound art piece that refers to the (digital) tears of the Russian "influencers" when they lose their source of income and the feeding of their ego due to the collateral effect of the war in Ukraine; immediately the plaintive singing of Alfredo Sadel appears as something that cannot be understood rationally and that can only be perceived through the phenomenon of sound simultaneity.
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