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Field recordings from Portugal
When we come to a country or a location in a country, we see in their local cards locations precious documents of those places, testimonies of memory over time, whose noble function is to put in front of our eyes, the special moment that led us to visit a particular place. The cards are so the testimony of that passionate passage who can take us, over and over, to recall the places where we always look for them. And if the cards were also sound, carrying in its shape the sounds we heard and shared in that special place?
This work aims, precisely, to try to give an answer to this question. We want to listen to as a randomized collection of sound cards of certain zones of Portugal, from Serra da Estrela to Lisbon.
There wasn’t a logical criterion in the presentation of these 40 tracks.
Just the idea of seeing, in a random way, villages, towns, cities, mountains or sea cards from this huge (although geographically small) country, “planted by the sea” and its rich and deep sound identities. We sincerely hope that you like it.
EQUIPMENT – Zoom H4 + Zoom h2n + audio-techica BP4029
PHOTOS & ARTWORK – Luis Antero
DATE – 2010, 2011 & 2012
Location – Portugal
by Richard Allen at A Closer Listen