Sounds of the City: Engaging Communities in Sonic Arts

  • Rebelo, Pedro (Participant)
  • Matilde Meireles (Participant)
  • Rui Chaves (Participant)
  • Aonghus McEvoy (Participant)

Impact: Cultural Impact, Societial Impact


This case study demonstrates how new approaches to collaborative sonic arts lead to increased awareness of the role of sound and its relationship to place in everyday life. This new understanding of the aural world resulted in the preservation and presentation of past and present cultural heritage specific to two intergenerational participating communities. The impact of the research is specifically articulated through a community project and exhibition entitled “Sounds of the City” commissioned by the new Metropolitan Arts Centre (Belfast) and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2012.
Impact statusOngoing
Category of impactCultural Impact, Societial Impact