Retalhos de paisagem sonora em Évora (1820-1910)


Within the scope of the Project PASEV Patrimonialization of Évora’s Soundscape (1540-1910) ALT20-03-0145-FEDER-028584 • LISBOA01-0145-FEDER-028584 we challenged sources and material from the 19th century to characterize the sound innovations of public space opened by the Liberal Revolution of 1820, in Portugal. Thus, in this incursion through the window of the city of Évora, we propose to make the local clipping of sounds brought by the sociability of the Public Garden and, in the national context of commemorations of Camões, at the seminal moment of June 10, 1880. Using crossed historical sources – press – local, regional, national – inquiring about public archives, with special emphasis on the Photographic Archive of the Évora Town Hall, and visiting the name of the streets, listening to the voices of the past and present in the inexhaustible Bulletin of the City of Évora. And the investigation led us to not confirm one of the strong hypotheses of the investigation, the 10th of June. In contrast, the 1st of December was assumed as the celebratory local time, encompassing the population in the territory, generating different configurations of soundscapes in a liberal public space, in the city of Évora. The use of the operative concept of biopolitics allowed us to frame, and analyze, the empirical aspect of research, highlighting the need to relaunch the balance of forces between the global and the local. In this way, the soundscape was the fertile ground for the movements of this investigation.





Antónia Fialho Conde; Vanda de Sá; Rodrigo Teodoro de Paula


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