The exhibition, which can be seen up until the 26th of July, presents a study of the voice as a means of communication among Mediterranean peoples based on eighty hours of film in twenty different locations
From the 28th of January to the 26th of July, the La Llanterna hall of L’Auditori, in the Museu de la Música, is hosting a temporary exhibition entitled Voices of the Mediterranean, a study of the human voice as an element of communication among Mediterranean peoples that is based on eighty hours of film recorded between 2008 and 2014 in as many as twenty different locations, from the western-most region of the sea to its eastern limits and including such diverse regions as Catalonia, Valencia, Majorca, Ibiza, Malaga, Perpignan, Marseille, Lombardy, Corsica, Sardinia, Puglia, Sicily, Tunisia, Egypt, Crete and Israel. The exhibition also includes recordings from the Balkan region, Turkey, Syria, Morocco and Algeria, among other locations.
The collection of audio-visual recordings is the result of original and recent extensive field research into the languages, accents, intonations, timbres, rhythms, spoken word, songs, shouts and laments of the region, all recorded in an effort to establish a map of the area’s vocal diversity. While the majority of the elements in the exhibition are audio-visual, other elements such as maps and mural photographs are also included.
Voices of the Mediterranean is, in addition, interactive, and allows visitors to participate in vocal visualisation and experimentation, identification games and acts of collective creativity as well as experience the feeling of forming part of an audio performance.
The exhibition is curated by Jaume Ayats and Joaquim Rabaseda and can be visited, free of charge, from 10 am to 9 pm. The official inauguration will take place on the 28th of January at 7 pm with a concert entitled The polyphonic voices of Sardinia, featuring Tenore S’arborinu de Orune, at 8.30 pm.
Voices of the Mediterranean
When: from January 28th to July 26th, every day from 10 am to 21 pm
Price: free entrance
Where: La Llanterna hall of L’Auditori, in the Museu de la Música
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