Welcome to the Romania Sonora project

Sound is part of our culture in all aspects. It is recognized by UNESCO as an intangible heritage and an essential component of the social landscape.
Sound is an invisible imprint that connects culture and contributes to the creation of local identity.
Each territory hosts special and unmistakable sounds, a unique sound landscape, able to transmit memory in a continuous present. Such sounds are endangered in our fast-changing environment, especially in urban areas.
As an essential part of daily life and a transmitter of local identity, sound deserves to be protected in order to strengthen the cultural memory.
It is this premise that lies at the basis of our multidisciplinary project aiming to investigate the close relationship between the Romanian territory and its sound memory. Read the full project

“Bathed in light, submerged in sound and rapt in feeling, the sentient body, at once both perceiver and producer, traces the paths of the world’s becoming in the very course of contributing to its ongoing renewal. Here, surely, lies the essence of what it means to dwell.”


Tim Ingold