“Only a total appreciation of the acoustic environment can give us the resources for improving the orchestration of the world soundscape”
R. Murray Schafer, “The Soundscape and the tuning of the World”, 1994
The project intends to create a sound map of the Iberian river Douro/Duero, from its source in Picos the Urbion, Spain, until its estuary in Porto/V.N.Gaia. By documenting the Douro's journey through a collection of field recordings, the listener will experience the different soundscapes the river crosses in his journey towards the Atlantic Ocean.
“The Douro River was, and still is, a source of richness for the region and for its surrounding villages. In the old days, it propelled the watermills that spread throughout its banks, it allowed for fishing, it irrigated the fields and would fill the wells of the best gardens in Bemposta, where fruit trees and season novelties would be cultivated, the main livelihood of the local population.”