Intermission: An Audio Portrait Of Place. Open Call for Audio/Radio Submissions.

Intermission: An Audio Portrait Of Place. Open Call for Audio/Radio Submissions.

Intermission: An Audio Portrait Of Place. Open Call for Audio/Radio Submissions.

Na programação do ECOS, queremos repensar e potenciar o papel da rádio no actual contexto dos meios de comunicação, enquanto meio privilegiado de difusão sonora, de âmbito interventivo e comunitário tanto regional como internacional.
Por via da parceria estratégica com a, a rádio acompanha e transmite todas as actividades programadas potenciando assim a interacção entre os públicos presentes nos eventos e os públicos locais, nacionais e internacionais captados na transmissão online, em directo ou através de podcast.


Durante os 2 meses que intercalam cada fim-de semana de programação abrir-se-á ao público a possibilidade de apresentar projectos de rádio sobre as temáticas e as múltiplas relações que se podem estabelecer entre Escuta e Lugar.
Serão convidados quatro intervenientes para programar e orientar o open call para rádio, com vista a alargar a reflexão e criação de conteúdos sonoros sobre as temáticas inerentes a este projecto. Temos como objectivo fomentar o experimentalismo através de novas formas de fazer rádio, apoiar novas iniciativas de rádio arte e aprofundar o conceito de “self media”.

OPEN CALL #1 / PAULO RAPOSO / “How to get lost and start listening”

OPEN CALL #2 / JENNIE SAVAGE / Intermission: Audio portraits of place – Mapping the space between A and B.
JENNIETo make a map is to create a visual register of place. A scale image. A pocket sized mirror of reality.

To actively use a map is to make connections, create possibility, to travel in the mind and perceptually join people, places and ideas together.

‘Mapping’ is an attempt to represent multiplicity. To give form to concepts, ideas, journey’s, even time.

An audio map is the playing out of sounds, ideas, field recordings, footage and imaginings from a geography this creates a new topography- a new map. A map that connects sounds to place and then forges connections between places. This process is enabeling. It connects people and ideas; situations that seemed singular become multiple.

In 1961 Gordon Cullen published a book called ‘Townscape’ which explores the visual effects in the grouping of buildings, the juxtapositions of which have often emerged spontaneously and over time. What is the audio equivalent of a townscape? Can we collectively map an aural ‘townscape’ for the 21st century? Since Cullen’s book was published there has been significant shifts in attitudes to town planning and architecture with the introduction of large shopping malls and ideas like zoning, the pervasive use of materials- slate paving, concrete, sheet glass, stainless steel. What would our collective recordings tell us about the kind of architectures, towns and villages we inhabit today? The economics of locality, the march of global capitalism, the sonic environments produced by these situations?

Help to build an audio map by sending a recording for live broadcast during the Architecture Triennale Lisbon.

Please record a 20 minute journey that helps us to imagine your place or maps a locality. For example: Walking past a street market, up an escalator to the mall, jump on a bus, get off at the park. Or walk down the road turn left onto the beach, walk along the beach, turn right into forest….
Your recording might capture local languages, music, cultures sounds and spaces.

Submissions could include: A 20 minute field recording, field recording with commentary, Interviews or conversations recored in situe or whilst walking, street names and directions, broader interpretations welcome…

Selected works will be broadcast and streamed by between 20 and 22 of September.

All participants will be credited with weblinks.

Deadline for submissions : 9th September

Please fill out the form

Please send your audio file through to
File format: MP3 > 320 kbps
File name: give the same name as the title of your piece.

ECOS/ECHOES is a non commercial art and culture project. The copyright for submitted files remains with the artists. A selected number of submissions may be presented on the website as a public archive. The legal model we work is theCreative Commons License.


Jennie Savage //

Nuno Torres //

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