in collaboration with Baiano
Belo Horizonte - 2008
Sound Scape refers to the natural acoustic environment, a construction of natural sounds, including sounds emitted by humans as well as machines, birds or the wind in the trees.
“Sonema” is a concept of sound stories based on exploration of environments. The term is originally from Brazil (“som” = sound + cinema). It’s basically a mix of innumerous types of sound compositions, with the intent of telling a story.
What I like to imagine as “Sonema” is something beyond just one layer of reality. For me, the weight of the air, and smells, your psychological state and your understandment of things will interfere in the way you tell a story, and this concept is a mix of your thoughts and senses in a synesthesic ballet which makes a “Sonema” something extremely complex and individual. All though we can identify together the sounds that might exist in it, the beauty of our inner world is lost in the infinite of our meanings. So this is a state of reflection. A feel- ing of dislocating the power of listening thru agents present in the environment.