THE SAXON HERITAGE, A SOUND JOURNEY
Sound is part of our culture in all aspects. It is also recognized by UNESCO as an intangible heritage and an essential component of the social landscape. As each community has certain landmarks that distinguish it and give it a unique vibe, so does each community have a sound imprint, a certain unique sound that make it special. The aim of the Saxon heritage, a sound journey is to contribute to the preservation of the cultural soundscape by collecting culturally significant imprints and creating an archive of material and sound memory.
project promoted by Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bucharest and Goethe Institut
Romania Sonora is a multimedia, artistic and itinerant project that aims to investigate the close relationship between the Romanian territory and its sound memory. As each community has certain landmarks that distinguish it and give it a unique vibe, so does each community have a sound imprint, a certain unique sound that make it special. Each soundscape has its own history, which, together with the territory, changes as time goes by, or sometimes even disappears.
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SOUND MY CHAIR
As 2020 is, among others, the International Year of Sound, we decided to celebrate it by performing, by using our sound armchair, a series of labs revolving around the idea of sound awarness .
With that in mind, our first stop was the Gymnasium for the Visually Impaired, where we thought the sound armchair could be quite an immersive experience for the children. Our workshops took place between 26 February – 5 March and it was a wonderful experience for us as well.
Sound my chair is an experiential project that involves the public through the use of the sound armchair created by the Officina Sonora team.
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SOCRATE, SATIE E BRANCUSI
This year marks the centenary of the first performance of Socrate drame symphonique (1920), work for piano and voice by the composer Erik Satie. Constantin Brancusi, close friend of the French composer, has created to pay homage to the splendid work of his friend, a sculpture that takes the proper name of “Socrates” and which today is among his most important. This is an itinerant project and includes an exhibition of works of art created by Riccardo Toccacielo on the figure of Erik Satie, the creation of new ones dedicated to friendship with Brancusi and the execution of Satie’s symphonique drama.