The greatest biodiversity in the world is also the greatest diversity of sound in the world. In the Amazon, many voices, songs, noises, music and other sounds echo in their most varied frequencies. Sounds produced by its rich diversity of people or by the biological diversity of ecosystem dynamics, besides noises made by other environmental and anthropogenic phenomena.
There is an acoustic potential for dealing with the Amazon’s socio-environmental issues. Sound creation and the development of musical thought can be a powerful immaterial weapon to disrupt pre-existing orders, expanding the possibilities of the silenced, the inaudible and even making perceptible what was invisible.
WHICH SOUNDS ARE THE BASE OF OUR LISTENING CULTURE? WHICH SOUNDS, NOISES AND SONGS ARE EXTINCT FROM OUR LANDSCAPES? WHAT music DO WE WANT TO CREATE FOR THE FUTURE OF THE AMAZON? ⬎
Labsonora is a collaborative and immersive residency program for music composition and sound production, based on the sensitive listening of the environments and in the research in the field of oral culture, ancestral music, bioacoustics and field recording. A group of musicians, curators, ecologists, anthropologists, activists and non-human entities will be encouraged to create together, helping us to build a new soundscape for the Amazon.
Labsonora is the result of a partnership between Labverde and Se Rasgum Produções (PA) and involves a residency in the rainforest, an online exchange processes together with LabSônica (Oi Futuro) and a music festival in Manaus, happening December 16th and 17th, 2022.
The residency is curated by Lilian Fraiji (Labverde/AM) and Ninawá HuniKuin (Maloca Escola Floresta/AC), produced by Renata Paixe-boi and Matheus Santaella, sponsored by Natura Musical and Oi Futuro, through the Semear Law in Pará, the support of the French Embassy in Brazil and the National Institute for Research in the Amazon (INPA/AM).