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With the ECHOES programme, we want to rethink and increase the radio role in the present media context. We consider radio a privileged way of broadcasting sound, due to its ability to intervene within local and international communities.
Through our strategic partnership with stress.fm, radio covers and broadcasts the program in its whole, promoting the interaction between the audiences present in the events and the ones reached online. Online radio enables us to reach local, national and international audiences that can follow ECHOES program live or through podcast.


After each programmed weekend, there will be a 2 month break where there will be a chance for the public to present radio projects about the various relationships that might be thought about Listening and Place.
We have invited four guests to program and orient the radio open calls, bearing in mind the following goals: promote experimentalism in radio, support radio art initiatives and deepen the concept of “self media”.

To make a map is to create a visual register of place. A scale image. A pocket sized mirror of reality.

To actively use a map is to make connections, create possibility, to travel in the mind and perceptually join people, places and ideas together.

‘Mapping’ is an attempt to represent multiplicity. To give form to concepts, ideas, journey’s, even time.

An audio map is the playing out of sounds, ideas, field recordings, footage and imaginings from a geography this creates a new topography- a new map. A map that connects sounds to place and then forges connections between places. This process is enabeling. It connects people and ideas; situations that seemed singular become multiple.

In 1961 Gordon Cullen published a book called ‘Townscape’ which explores the visual effects in the grouping of buildings, the juxtapositions of which have often emerged spontaneously and over time. What is the audio equivalent of a townscape? Can we collectively map an aural ‘townscape’ for the 21st century? Since Cullen’s book was published there has been significant shifts in attitudes to town planning and architecture with the introduction of large shopping malls and ideas like zoning, the pervasive use of materials- slate paving, concrete, sheet glass, stainless steel. What would our collective recordings tell us about the kind of architectures, towns and villages we inhabit today? The economics of locality, the march of global capitalism, the sonic environments produced by these situations?

Help to build an audio map by sending a recording for live broadcast during the Architecture Triennale Lisbon.

Please record a 20 minute journey that helps us to imagine your place or maps a locality. For example: Walking past a street market, up an escalator to the mall, jump on a bus, get off at the park. Or walk down the road turn left onto the beach, walk along the beach, turn right into forest….
Your recording might capture local languages, music, cultures sounds and spaces.

Submissions could include: A 20 minute field recording, field recording with commentary, Interviews or conversations recored in situe or whilst walking, street names and directions, broader interpretations welcome…

Selected works will be broadcast and streamed by stress.fm between 20 and 22 of September.

All participants will be credited with weblinks.

Deadline for submissions : 9th September

Please fill out the form

Please send your audio file through wetransfer.com to ecos.radio@osso.pt
File format: MP3 > 320 kbps
File name: give the same name as the title of your piece.

ECOS/ECHOES is a non commercial art and culture project. The copyright for submitted files remains with the artists. A selected number of submissions may be presented on the website as a public archive. The legal model we work is the Creative Commons License.


Jennie Savage // jennie@jenniesavage.co.uk

Nuno Torres // ecos.radio@osso.pt

radio // stress.fm