Outreach activities

12 May 2020

Artsoundscapes at the Virtual Festa de la Ciència 2020

The traditional Science Fair [Festa de la Ciència] of the University of Barcelona was virtual this year, as many other events during the lockdown imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers from different faculties were asked to produce short films about the workshops they would have given under normal circumstances, and their videos were then uploaded to YouTube. The Artsoundscapes project took the challenge and team members Ana María Alarcón-Jiménez, Mathieu Picas and Laura Coltofean created the video below in which they propose a voyage to prehistory [Viaje sonoro a la prehistoria] through the means of sound by showing viewers how to make a “chasca de nuez”, a nutshell prehistoric percussion instrument. Enjoy! 

You can read more about this year’s 6th Science Fair of the University of Barcelona here. All the organized workshops can be seen here.

30 Oct 2019

Prof. Margarita Díaz-Andreu opens the latest conference series of the Jakiunde Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters in Spain

Prof. Margarita Díaz-Andreu, Principal Investigator of the Artsoundscapes Project, was invited by the Jakiunde Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters in Spain to open its newest conference series, “Las ciencias suenan” [The sciences sound], with the talk “Más allá del sonido – Una mirada alternativa desde la arqueoacústica a los mitos y creencias religiosas de las sociedades prehistóricas” [Beyond sound: The myths and religious beliefs of prehistoric societies from the perspective of archaeoacoustics”]. The event took place on 30 October 2019, at the Museum of Navarre in Pamplona.

Read more about this event here.

21 Sep 2019

Artsoundscapes at the ‘Magic and Religion in the Celtic World’ Conference Series

The Arstoundscapes Project participated in the ‘Magic and Religion in the Celtic World’ IMBEAC (Monte Bernorio Institute of Studies in the Antiquity of the Cantabrian Region) Conference series. The project was represented by Research Collaborator Raquel Jiménez Pasalodos, who delivered the talk ‘Music and Ritual in the Ancient world’. The event took place at the Municipal Library of Aguilar de Campo, Spain, on 21 September 2019.

28 Aug 2019

Artsoundscapes at the ‘Cantabrian Wars’ popular celebration

The Arstoundscapes Project participated in the ‘Cantabrian Wars’ yearly popular celebration in Los Corrales de Buelna, Spain. The project was represented by Research Collaborator Raquel Jiménez Pasalodos, who gave a talk about ‘Music archaeology in Celtic Europe’ at the City Hall of Los Corrales de Buelna on 28 August 2019.

17 May 2019

Artsoundscapes at Festa de la Ciencia 2019

The Artsoundscapes Project participated in the “Festa de la Ciència” [Science Fair] of the University of Barcelona (UB) on 17 May 2019. The event is organized yearly within the “La UB divulga” programme, led by the Unitat de Cultura Científica i Innovació at the UB. The project was represented by team members Laura Coltofean-Arizancu, Ana María Alarcón-Jiménez and Mathieu Picas, who organized the workshop “Viaje sonoro a la prehistoria” [Sonorous voyage to prehistory]. They talked about rock art, sound and musical instruments in prehistory with children, teenagers and adults. At the end of the workshop, they taught the participants to build two prehistoric percussion and wind instruments: “chascas de nuez” (a nutshell musical instrument) and bullroarers.

3 Feb 2019

Artsoundscapes presenting the Exhibit of the Month at the National Museum of Archaeology in Madrid (II)

Artsoundscapes Research Collaborator, music archaeologist Raquel Jiménez Pasalodos, presented the sarcophagus lid of a Karnak temple singer within the the “Pieza del Museo” [Exhibit of the Month] series at the Museo Arqueológico Nacional [National Museum of Archaeology] in Madrid. The event lasts one hour and takes place each Sunday during February 2019. You can therefore join Raquel’s talk on 10, 17 and 24 Febryary as well! 

Read more information here.

13 Jan 2019

Artsoundscapes presenting the Exhibit of the Month at the National Museum of Archaeology in Madrid (I)

Artsoundscapes Research Collaborator, music archaeologist Raquel Jiménez Pasalodos, presented the seashell trumpet discovered at the Chalcolithic site of Los Millares, Spain, within the the “Pieza del Museo” [Exhibit of the Month] series at the Museo Arqueológico Nacional [National Museum of Archaeology] in Madrid. The event lasts one hour and takes place each Sunday during January 2019. You can therefore join Raquel’s talk on 20 and 27 January as well! 

Read more information here.

11 Nov 2018

Artsoundscapes at the Ibérica Restoration and Cultural Heritage Biennial

The Artsoundscapes Project participated in Ar&Pa Bienal Ibérica de Restauración y Patrimonio Cultural (Ibérica Restoration and Cultural Heritage Biennial), which took place from 8 to 11 November 2018 in Valladolid, Spain. The project was present at the event with a stand that was organized in collaboration with the already completed European Music Archaeology Project. Artsoundscapes was represented by Research collaborator Raquel Jiménez Pasalodos, who organized a series of dissemination activities consisting in different workshops and story reading to children. The stand aimed at raising awareness of the importance of sound and music in past and present cultures.

Read more information here.