José Manuel Berenguer – curator
El Raval district is a particularly dense human agglomeration. In fact, the density of the population is the largest in Barcelona. However, there are quite squares and other open spaces where social life is intense and varied. Therefore, the diversity of the sources of their soundscape is great and gives fairly clear idea of the activities in public spaces. So because many of its inhabitants come around and the influx of tourists is great, there is nice diversity of languages and other sonic identities of cultures that coexist in this space of such a small city. Moreover, given the low pedestrian traffic within the neighborhood, the audio recordings have a special interest and quality.
Paisatges Sonors del Raval is collective work. A 45 minutes mix of a 6 track soundscapes selection recorded by the students of Sound Art Master of University of Barcelona. The project and the mix were proposed by José Manuel Berenguer. Professor Carlos Gómez supervised the work of students.