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A (travelling) Sound Place

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Placemaking Event


31 October 2020


Lisbon (Portugal)


16 January 2021



NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Nova University Lisbon, and the A-PLACE Project organized “A Sound Place”, an interdisciplinary performance and installation to discover the travelling sounds of Mouraria neighbourhood, as well as the imaginary sounds of the place and its local communities, transformed by means of artwork.

With this activity we intend to promote the idea of “travelling sounds” as shared memories and emotions; sound as a common sense of community and belonging; sound as a symptom of permanent changing nature of a multicultural contemporary society. Sound shapes spaces and can transform them into places. A place can become familiar by its sounds, or its music, along with its sight or smell… it can be pleasant or unpleasant, a quiet place or a noisy one. If one changes the sounds of a space, the place will never be the same.

This performance/installation took place at Mouraria Innovation Centre (Rua dos Lagares 23, 1100-022 Lisboa, Portugal) with live stream via Uncommon Lisbon YoutTube Channel.

Other files:


A (Travelling) Sound Place YouTube Stream

A-Sound Place Facebook


Maria Irene Aparício

Jaime Reis

Mariana Vieira
Producer, Lisboa Incomum


Duo Contracello (Miguel Rocha, cello | Adriano Aguiar, double bass)

Henrique Portovedo, saxopfone

Composition Class of the Lisbon School of Music (Marta Domingues, Mariana Ribeiro, Hugo Xavier d’Almeida, Ana Roque, Mariana Vieira, Francisco Rosa)

João Quinteiro, composer and researcher at CESEM, NOVA FCSH, NOVA Univeristy of Lisbon

Jaime Reis, composer and composition professor at Lisbon School of Music