World Listening Day Events - SOA by Raquel Castro

at Display Gallery, Prague at 6PM
in the framework of the CENSUS exhibition



GAMPA Gallery Pardubice SOA – film screening & sound walk at 7pm

(in collaboration with CENSE – Central European Network for Sonic Ecologies.) after the screening there is a soundwalk in the city of Pardubice


Tu Fokan Music Summer School in Hungary The event includes a review of sonic ecology, the activities and merits of R- Murray Schafer, geophonics, which gives the essentials of this year "Unquiet Earth" topic. Listenings and demonstrations are based on the work and art of JT Bullitt, specially the Earthsound Project. Screening of Raquel Castro's Film " SOA".

supported by The Hungarian Institute of Seismology

Tu Fokan Music Summer School

Tomáš Šenkyřík live stream from the water pool on his garden between 2 and 3 pm listen to the live stream:

All events organized in the framework of the World Listening Day: A Global Community Event.

about the film:

About soundscapes, silence and noise, all sound spectra, from infra to ultrasound, frequencies and rhythm. But also about ecology, citizenship, equality and urban policies. The listening as a catalyst for transformation and sounds that are part of our everyday life places. How the soundscape affects us and how we are responsible for the sound we generate?

For several years, sound artist and documentary filmaker Raquel Castro recorded interviews with many sound artists, soundwalkers and sound theorists about the role of sound and listening in human life, about the education towards improving of aural literacy. The Soa film was premiered last year and now for the first time in Czech Republic.

"These recordings took place in Lisbon, S Miguel, London, Berlin, Glenshee, Oporto and Valparaíso, places that visually and sonically illustrate this film-essay, a simultaneously formal and narrative exercise that seeks to summon emotions from listening."

The theme for 2021 “The Unquiet Earth” is an invitation to reflect on and engage with the constant murmur of the Earth, sounds beyond the threshold of human hearing, to remind ourselves that we share this mysterious and awesome planet. Small, hidden, subterranean, aerial, underwater, infra and ultrasonic sounds, inaudible to the naked ear, can bring a new, potentially hopeful, perspective on the future of the planet and humanity. Listening as activism encourages us to question our attitudes as listeners as we aim to construct a more inclusive and empathetic new world. Join the unquiet revolution!

— Raquel Castro

Raquel Castro is film director, curator and sound artist, researching on communication and arts about sound, apace and acoustic Identity. Among other films, she directed the documentary Soundwalkers which was screened at various conferences of sound art and documentary film festivals. She is the founder and director of International Symposium Invisible Places and the environmental sound art festival Lisboa Soa. She is a fellow researcher at CICANT, the Centre for Research in Applied Communication, Culture and New Technologies.

CRIM Production 2020, Lisbon
HD, 71 min