Workshop | MEYES: Audio Storytelling Practices
November 25 and 26, 2019 | DeCA - Universidade de Aveiro
This workshop is an invitation to start recording the sounds that surround us to build stories, transforming sound recordings into sonic narrations. Different techniques of recording, deep listening, editing, and writing that belong to the process of creating documentaries and sound pieces constitute an interesting field for both anthropological analysis and artistic or journalistic expression. This workshop has an experimental and practical focus, so participants will be invited to develop an idea, a story, or a small project during the two-days workshop. It will also be an opportunity to reflect and explore sound as cultural heritage and guardian of memories: sound as an art of time, constantly in the making, and constantly changing.
Laura Romero is a radio author, sound designer and researcher. Born in Valencia (Spain), she obtained a PhD. in Communication and Media in Spain and a degree in sound documentary in France. She is an audio professor at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya and for the past few months she has worked as a researcher at the Center for Communication and Society Studies at the University of Minho She regularly conducts training meetings and workshops specializing in radio art and listening culture. She has presented sound works for different radios and cultural centers of the Iberian Peninsula and France. Her personal work is based on intimacy and sound poetry as a powerful tool for telling stories and preserving memories.
MEYES music to our eyes was created from the need to increase the quality of the audiovisual documents produced by INET-md researchers during their ethnographic work on musical practices.