Sound Villages 2012
Intergenerational Sound Dialogues
Sound and Photographic Retrospective Exhibition

Building of “As Lavradeiras de Canelas” Folklore Group (Canelas, Arouca)
Opening: Friday June 1, 2012, 19:00
Exhibition period: Saturday 2/6 between 16.00 and 18.00 | Monday 4/6 to Wednesday 6/6, between 10:00 and 15:00

Binaural / Nodar’s educational project Sound Villages which consists in recording, editing and mapping the acoustic heritage of rural villages in parallel with its geographical, historical and socio-cultural survey, is, throughout 2012, giving its attention to intergenerational dialogue within the context of the European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity Between Generations.

The first cycle of the initiative took place in the village of Canelas where students from the 4th grade (Class Can O2) of the local primary school made a set of sound recordings of conversations relating memories of their school and the school of their parents, grandparents or uncles/aujnts. In parallel a photo reportage of each participant student together with members of their families was made. The collected materials will be presented in the context of a sound and photographic exhibition that will be inaugurated on World Children’s Day, Friday, June 1, 2012, at the building of “As Lavradeiras de Canelas” Folklore Group.


Author and Coordinator: Luís Costa (Binaural/Nodar)
Responsible Teacher: Fernanda Pereira (Escola EB1/JI – Canelas, Arouca)
Executive Production: Carina Martins (Binaural/Nodar)