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Visitando los paisajes del arte rupestre levantino: magníficas vistas, escenas de baile y peinados excéntricos

Visitando los paisajes del arte rupestre levantino: magníficas vistas, escenas de baile y peinados excéntricos

Por Margarita Díaz-Andreu, Principal Investigator Artsounscapes y Neemias Santos da Rosa, Junior Postdoctoral Researcher.Del 5 al 13 de octubre el Proyecto Artsoundscapes volvió a salir de trabajo de campo, aunque en este caso solo se contó con dos miembros del equipo, la investigadora principal Margarita Díaz-Andreu y el investigador postdoctoral Neemias Santos da Rosa, autores …
Visiting the artscapes of Levantine rock art: magnificent views, dancing scenes and eccentric hairdos

Visiting the artscapes of Levantine rock art: magnificent views, dancing scenes and eccentric hairdos

By Margarita Díaz-Andreu, Principal Investigator Artsounscapes and Neemias Santos da Rosa, Junior Postdoctoral Researcher. The Artsoundscapes Project was out in the field again from 5 to 13 October, albeit in this case it with only two members of the team, Principal Investigator Margarita Díaz-Andreu and postdoctoral researcher Neemias Santos da Rosa. It was a tight …
immpaLAB: Immersive PsychoAcoustic Laboratory

immpaLAB: Immersive PsychoAcoustic Laboratory

By Samantha López, Raquel Aparicio, Dr José Valenzuela and Dr Carles Escera

Under the auspices of the Artsoundscapes project, the building of the Immersive Psychoacoustics Laboratory (immpaLAB) was completed in July 2020 and will be inaugurated very soon. This is a twenty-five square meter facility located in the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Barcelona, and coordinated by Prof. Carles Escera, head of Brainlab-Cognitive Neuroscience Research Group and member of the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychobiology. …
“Soundscape”: Two points of reflection

“Soundscape”: Two points of reflection

By Dr Marina Peterson and Dr David Novak

Questions and introduction by Ana-María Alarcón-Jiménez, Junior Postdoctoral Researcher

This blog post presents a critical conversation on “soundscape” between Dr. Marina Peterson, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Texas, Austin and Dr. David Novak, Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The post includes an edited transcription of Peterson’s and Novak’s Zoom conversation around two questions I sent them via email on the concept of “soundscape”. …
Artsoundscapes in Catalonia: Exploring its rock art

Artsoundscapes in Catalonia: Exploring its rock art

By Laura Fernández Macías, Junior Researcher

If this 2020 will be remembered for anything, it will be for this terrible pandemic of Covid-19, which has the whole world on tenterhooks. Since last March, all our plans, both personal and professional, have been affected in one way or another by the pandemic. Obviously, in Artsoundscapes we have not been oblivious to this situation; the main setback is that the quarantine forced us to cancel all the fieldwork scheduled for this year, especially the international projects. This work is essential for obtaining the data that gives meaning to our investigations and, also, on a personal level, it always provides us with unforgettable experiences. …
The place of acoustics in the process of rock art production

The place of acoustics in the process of rock art production

By Neemias Santos da Rosa, Postdoctoral Researcher

How does acoustics fit into the process of rock art production? Before answering this question, we need to clarify a fundamental matter: what is rock art made of? In her studies on rock art as a product of ideological and economic processes, archaeologist Danae Fiore considers that prehistoric visual representations comprise three essential parts: plastic composition, content and work process. …