SOA is an extraordinary film about listening and sound. Director and sound artist Raquel Castro spent several years accumulating interviews with various specialists who all have a thoughtful relationship with the sonic environment: soundwalkers, sound artists and theorists, field recordists, scientists and architects. Each has a fascinating perspective and the film’s aural collage makes you hear anew. Screening with the short film Pripyat Piano, exploring abandoned pianos in the Chernobyl radiation zone, the only inhabitants who can maintain its sounds even if the surrounding walls collapse.

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SOA film poster