At the 27th edition of the International Symposium on Electronic Art, the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB) will host the multifocal installation Sons en Causa in its interior square, where eight loudspeakers will play sound recordings chosen by an artificial intelligence.
As part of the intangible cultural heritage, sound is under threat in many parts of the world. In this way, the economic growth of some Latin American areas, for example, leads to the loss of their sound heritage. The Orquestra del Caos‘ project Sons en Causa records the environmental sounds of these areas to raise awareness of the disappearance of this “environmental music“. On Wednesday 15th June, visitors of the PRBB installation will be able to enjoy these sounds in the building’s interior square. Visitable from 17:30h, there will also be an outreach school session, and a jam session (20:30h) open to the public and directed according to the answers of an oracle installed in a remote IBM quantum computer.
The opening of the installation will also include an informative action by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal). The researcher Maria Foraster, a specialist in noise and health, will give a 15 minute talk to raise awareness of the noise problematics.
Promoted by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) in collaboration with CCCB, Santa Mònica, NewArtFoundation, the new Barcelona Art, Science and Technology Hub Hac Te, MACBA, Barcelona City Council and the Department of Culture of the Generalitat de Catalunya, the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) is one of the most relevant events on an international scale dedicated to the intersection between art, design, science, technology and society. Established as a meeting point to explore these intersections, it brings together a multitude of activities encompassed in four areas: artistic, museum, scientific and educational.