Welcome to sonotomia
THE WIDER SOUND COMMUNITY
WHAT IS SONOTOMIA?
SONOTOMIA is a European project that merges two concepts, the intangible and tangible cultural heritage, in a very innovative way.
Music, biodiversity as well as historical sites and buildings are connected to sound in different ways. Sound is a powerful tool to link and connect the past with future, just as cultural heritage does. The values and unique characteristics of shared cultural heritage can be captured and transmitted through shared sounds.
Since sounds are versatile and widespread, promoting and disseminating cultural artefacts through captured and modified sound elements is very compelling and forms the core of this project. The heritage can be preserved and sustained through sounds that can inspire future generations to value and cherish the environment and people around them more.
Our mission is art creation by means of connecting sound in specific soundscapes with tangible and intangible cultural heritage, and the exploration of sounds in space for the promotion of cultural heritage with the use of digitisation and ICT technologies via co-creational exercises.
“A soundscape is any collection of sounds, almost like a painting is a collection of visual attractions. … When you listen carefully to the soundscape it becomes quite miraculous.”