Plaza Mayor, Madrid by Kevin Poh

Agoraphonia is a project organised by musicians Francesco Giannico and Guilio Aldinucci, together with the label Dronarivm. They have announced a call for people to send them recordings made in public squares, so often the heart of a traditional town and a focal point for all sorts of social and cultural practices. The recordings will be collected until the end of 2015, at which point the two artists will rework the collected material into “an ideal symphony of all living squares all over the world”. The work will then be released on Dronarivm on World Listening Day 2016 (18 July).

Given the public square’s role as a centre not only for commerce and tourism, but also for political protest and activism, the scope of potential recordings to be made in such places is broad. Interested phonographers can submit their recordings via the Agoraphonia website.

Image: Plaza Mayor, Madrid by Kevin Poh

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