Paper presentations


Artists roundtable




Listening room




Brandon LaBelle

"Brandon LaBelle is an artist, writer and theorist working with sound culture, voice, and questions of agency. (…) Since 2011 he works as a Professor at The Art Academy –- Department of Contemporary Art, University of Bergen, Norway. Current research projects focus on radical sympathy, more-than-social art, acoustic justice, and poetic knowledge. He is also the founding editor of Errant Bodies Press, Berlin, which develops publishing projects and related activities in collaboration with a diversity of authors and artists. In 2021 he initiated and launched The Listening Biennial, and related Listening Academy, focusing on establishing a global network of participating artists, collectives, and organizations to work together on listening as a practice and capacity.”

Biography / Brandon LaBelle

Photo credits: M. Garsós

Keynote Speakers
Brandon LaBelle

Raquel Castro

Raquel Castro is a soundscape researcher, filmmaker and curator, founder and director of Lisboa Soa festival and the International Symposium Invisible Places. She holds a PhD in Communication and Arts and is an Integrated Researcher at Cicant/Universidade Lusófona. As a director, she highlights the films Soundwalkers (2008) and Soa (2020), where interviews, sound art and sonic ambiances combine to raise awareness of sound. Currently, she curates the exhibition Sound Art in Public Spaces to be presented in Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Greece and Norway.

Photo credits: Vera Marmelo

Keynote Speakers
Raquel Castro


Programme overview

  • Day 1 :: 27 June
  • Day 2 :: 28 June
  • gnration
09:00 - 09:30Welcome

Welcome desk, registration, general information

Welcome coffee

09:30 - 10:00Opening session

Director :: Communication and Society Research Centre

Coordinator :: Audire Conference

10:00 - 11:00Plenary conference By Brandon LaBelle / Sound artist, writer and theoristOn Acoustic Justice
Chair: Madalena Oliveira
11:00 - 12:30Papers session and discussion By Chair: Daniel BrandãoSound design and media

Listening: an ethical alternative?
Luís Loureiro

The importance of sound design for notifications: the ping that makes your heart go “boom”
Ricardo Morais and Clara Fernandes

Sound scholarship: at the intersection of scholarship and sound media
Lori Beckstead

Where does that sound come from? Mapping sound maps in Portuguese media
Ana Sofia Paiva

As radio waves disappear into the ether, so is Greece’s radio history
Michael Nevradakis

12:30 - 14:30Lunch break
14:30 - 16:00Papers session and discussion By Chair: Alberto SáSound practices and recording

Where to point microphones: a key issue in soundscape recording
Carlos Norton

Towards an assessment of human impact in soundscape – Comparison study of ISO 12913 and Soundscape Ecology methodologies on the analysis of Natural Areas
Liliana Carvalho

When can we do this again?
Lendl Barcelos

Doing sounds with things/ Mind the sound: On object-based sonic know-how, sonic memories and auditory knowledges in sound performances with things
Janine Eisenächer

Unveiling Artur Cyanetto: an analysis of the role of sound in the construction of artistic identity
Teresa Lima

16:00 - 16:30Coffee break
16:30 - 17:30Presentation of the documentary SOA By Raquel Castro
18:00 - 18:30Exhibitions visit

Sound artworks by: Alvaro G Diaz-Rodriguez, Fabio Fabbri, Graciela Martínez Matias, Hanna Slattne, Ivo Louro, Jason Murphy, Joana Moher, Jorge Filipe Pinto Ramos, Luís Antero, Luís Luzia, Magdalena Hart, Markus Hetheier, Sara Pinheiro, Yasmine Moradalizadeh.

18:30 - 19:00Soundwalk in Braga city centre
  • gnration
10:00 - 11:00Plenary conference By Raquel Castro  / Soundscape researcher, filmmaker and curatorSound art, creativity and public engagement
Chair: Luís António Santos
11:00 - 12:30Papers session and discussion By Chair: Fábio RibeiroSoundscapes and communities

Border soundscapes. The soundscape on the border of Tijuana, Mexico; an approach for the understanding of social processes
Alvaro G Diaz-Rodriguez

The sound landscape: identity, history and culture in public audiovisual media in Mexico. Case study of the Zacatecan Radio and Television System
Graciela Martínez Matias

Sounding coastal communities – Be the Sea
Hayley Jenkins and Louise Mackenzie

Intergenerational Soundings – reverberations of ecoanxiety and community building through grief repair along the Tejo river
Margarida Mendes

Setúbal Negra – Unveiling invisible presences through sound
Nuno Coelho, Rafaela Rodrigues, Jorge Cardoso, Ana Alcântara, and Cristina Roldão

12:30 - 14:30Lunch break
13:30 - 14:30Workshop By Luís Anterolisten with eyes closed
14:30 - 15:00Performance By Sofía Balbontin GalloSpace Dystopia
15:00 - 16:30Papers session and discussion By Chair: Pedro PortelaAcousmatic sound and creativity

Sound-perception as space-creation: the acousmatic listening in a performative experience of sonic spatialization at the Spatial Sound Institute
Sofía Balbontin Gallo

Atmospheric acoustemologies: On practices of atmospheric phenomena sonification
Ivo Louro

Field Recordings: a manifesto
Sara Pinheiro

The body in the Acousmatic: a look at two contemporary examples
Marta Mendes Pereira Domingues and Philipp Valente Soares Teuchmann

Techniques and terminology for the analysis of electroacoustic music and more
Fabio Fabbri

16:30 - 17:00Coffee break
17:00 - 18:00Sound art | artists roundtable discussion By Chair: Cláudia Martinho
18:00 - 18:15Closing session

The power of sound

Seán Street
Seán StreetWriter, poet, broadcaster

"We possess the capacity to make sound from pictures, just as we make pictures from sound.”

Hildegard Westerkamp
Hildegard WesterkampComposer, radio artist and sound ecologist

“Once you start listening to the world you are dealing with all of life.”

Contact Us

Send Message

If you have any questions or just want to get in touch, use the form below. We look forward to hearing from you!