Lisboa Soa: the sound art festival is back

by Lisboeta

The Lisboa Soa sound art festival is back for its fifth edition from this Thursday, September 24.

Lisboa Soa has a program spread throughout several locations of the city that crosses sound installations with concerts and tours, and the event is associated with the Lisbon European Green Capital.

“Lisboa Soa is a itinerant and participatory initiative that wants to value artistic creation, but assign so a social and ecological context, direct intervention in the public space and that can be transported to different places promoting community participation through the enjoyment of installations and sound performances, participation in workshops and workshops of auditory education, debates and tours focused on the sense of hearing.
Lisboa Soa focuses on the intersection between sound art, urbanism and auditory culture. At Lisboa Soa, we have always believed in the importance of listening and the role of sound art to stimulate a sense that is daily massacred by contemporary life. It is not only the noise that occupies us, but the sound in the broad sense, the sound as a resource to understand the environment, the sound as unifying and shared space, the sound as an identity element of the places we live, the sound as an element of aesthetic enjoyment and pleasure.”

One of the biggest highlights are the works that the artist Marco Barotti comes to present to Portugal. They are two sound installations — one of them is called “Woodpeckers” and consists of a series of small sculptures in the shape of a woodpecker that are activated in the presence of radiation from mobile phones.

Gil Delindro, Henrique Fernandes and Tiago Ângelo, Nuno da Luz or Coletivo Suspeito are other authors who will present their creations in spaces such as Jardim do Torel, Estufa Fria, Mercado de Santa Clara or Palácio Sinel de Cordes.

There will be musical performances by Vítor Rua, Gabriel Ferrandini, Joana Sá, Luís Martins, Angélica Salvi with João Pais Filipe, or Nuno Rebelo with Constanza Brncic.

Entry to all initiatives integrated in Lisboa Soa is free of charge, but capacity is limited in order to comply with all the standards recommended by the Directorate-General for Health. Get to know the full program and all the other information on the official website of the event.

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