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Zeppelin 2010 Call for participants. Sounds in Cause Seminar - Workshop
December 6 – 11, 2010

In nature, all forms are linked to some evolutionary development. Each form is the way it is due to some characteristic that is consistent with the perpetuation of the individuals in which it is expressed. The fact that the song of an animal can be identified by others of its species makes it possible for said species to perpetuate its genes. As it evolves, each species takes up relatively empty bands of of the sound or temporal spectrum, in such a way as to minimise interference with sounds from its same context. High fidelity soundscapes are those in which the presence of one sound never blocks the perception of the others.

There are very few silent macroscopic elements in nature. Nevertheless, the tendency to perceive sound signals unconsciously is a cultural constant that has mutated into an intellectual deafness that can silence any source, no matter how loquacious. Given its power to make conscious that which was previously unconscious, sound recording is a means through which to recover the gems of knowledge that have never been fully explored. Sound is a symptom of the existence of social, biological, geological and meteorological realities, along with many other intangible ones. The principal desire that drives us is to share the beauty of sound events, and their ability to point to events within reality. Their own realities, we could say. Their certainties, but also their uncertainties, and above all, their magic.

Zeppelin 2010 is pleased to announce a call for participants for the Sounds in Cause Seminar – Workshop for artists and creators, which aims to stimulate an interest in soundscapes as a basic element in musical artistic creation, and as a way of approaching part of Latin America’s intangible heritage. As a source of inspiration and a point of departure, Sounds in Cause will allow participants to access its data base, compiled as a result of journeys through the Amazon Trapezium (Brazil, Colombia, Peru), Costa Rica and Argentina.

For the occasion, Zeppelin has invited very special guests: Gonzalo Bifarella (Argentina), Manuel Rocha Iturbide (Mexico) and Xabier Erkizia (Euskadi), who will guide us through our initial contact with the data base and through the discussions that will take place within the seminar. They will also carry out sound interventions on December 9 and 10.

On December 6, 7 and 8, participants in the Seminar – Workshop will prepare a collective intervention that will be performed on December 11 as the closing event of Zeppelin 2010. The sound tests will take place on the mornings of December 9, 10 and 11.


Schedule of activities

Seminar - Workshop: December 6 – 8, 2010 from 4 to 8pm
Sound tests and rehearsals: December 9, 10 and 11, from 12 midday to 2pm
Collective presentation: December 11, 8pm. Sala Mirador, CCCB
Sound interventions by Gonzalo Bifarella, Manuel Rocha Iturbide and Xabier Erkizia: December 9 and 10, 8pm. Sala Mirador, CCCB


Registration is free. Applicants need only send a letter of motivation and a curriculum vitae to before November 26. Candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application by email.

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