Sonsofera di Roma (6:14) What better way to call attention to listening to the soundscape than through a street performance with an oversized microphone. In this video the artists from Escoitar.org take their message to the streets of Rome and the famous Trevi Fountain. A goal is to make the public aware of the need to listen and give attention to the sounds of daily life.
Escoitar.org is a group of artists in Spain who are interested in the natural and human made soundscapes. One objective of the group is to call attention to the sonic environment in an age that has an obsession with the visual aspects of culture. The artists note that the sounds we hear are inevitably a part of our lives and collective memory. The recognition and preservation of the sounds that enrich life is an issue for artists to address in the 21st century.